Driver accused of hit-run on flagger
Hellertown police have charged a Bethlehem man with hit-and-run after he allegedly struck a flagger at a construction site with his vehicle and drove away.
According to a statement released Sunday, police say Christopher G. Weaver, 26, was driving a truck towing a trailer at the intersection of Front and Water streets around 4 p.m. Sept. 28 when he was directed by a flagger to stop before turning left.
“The truck driver disregarded the flagger’s direction and turned left onto Water Street and struck the flagger with the front right passenger’s side of the truck and continued down the road and left the scene,” the statement says.
Witnesses gave police information that led them to Weaver, and he was directed to return to the scene, where he was taken into custody on charges of leaving the scene of an accident involving injury. He was later released on $8,000 unsecured bail, the report states.
The flagger was taken to an area hospital for a medical evaluation. Police did not describe the flagger’s injuries in the report.