Hit-and-run sends three to hospital

PARKERSBURG – Three people were injured in a hit-and-run incident on College Parkway Wednesday evening.

Britnee Scarbrough, 50, of Federal Court Road, Parkersburg, was slowing her silver 2006 Pontiac Torrent in the southbound lane to turn onto Federal Court Road when her car was rear-ended by a vehicle that she described as an older model silver sedan, said Trooper C. S. Jackson with the West Virginia State Police, Wood County Detachment.

Troopers Jackson and A. Wooton responded to the scene, and are conducting an investigation about the hit-and-run.

The driver of the silver sedan left the scene before additional details about the driver or the vehicle could be obtained, Jackson said. It was last seen driving “in the direction of Lakeview” Drive, Jackson said.

The Torrent sustained “extensive damage to its rear,” said Jackson.

Scarbrough had two passengers in the vehicle with her during the hit-and-run. Rex Scarbrough, 35, of Federal Court Road and Beth Lockhart, 25, of Federal Court Road suffered minor injuries during the incident, Jackson said. Britnee Scarbrough also suffered minor injuries, Jackson said.

All three were transported to Camden Clark Medical Center, where their conditions were listed as still being assessed on Wednesday evening, said Tim Brunicardi, director of marketing and public affairs for the Camden Clark Medical Center.

Lockhart was reported to be seven months pregnant at the time of the accident, Jackson said.

Britnee Scarbrough was cited for driving without a license, Jackson said.

Jackson and Wooton searched the area for some time attempting to locate the vehicle that fled the scene, which they expect sustained a fair amount of front-end damage during the collision.

After their search failed to produce any vehicle matching the description of the silver sedan, the search was called off, Jackson said. “The description of the vehicle was so vague that we were unable to locate it,” Jackson said.

The investigation is ongoing, Jackson said.

Authorities are asking anyone who witnessed the accident or who has heard someone speak about being involved to contact the West Virginia State Police, Wood County Detachment at 304-420-4600.