State Police searching for driver after woman seriously hurt in Amherst County hit-and-run

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

(Photo: Courtesy MGN)

AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Authorities are asking for help from the Amherst County community after a woman was hurt in a hit-and-run earlier this month.

According to Virginia State Police, troopers responded to a report of a hit-and-run crash shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14 in the 200 block of Seminole Drive.

Police say a 2006 Toyota Corolla was backing out of a private drive and onto Seminole Drive when an eastbound vehicle hit the Corolla and left the scene.

The driver of the Corolla — identified by authorities as a 25-year-old woman from Madison Heights — was wearing a seatbelt, but was brought to the hospital to be treated for serious injuries.

Officials describe the vehicle that drove away from the scene as a 2004–2008 red Acura TSX.

According to police, the vehicle should have heavy damage on the passenger side, a missing passenger side mirror, and deployed airbags.

If you have any information about this crash — which is still under investigation as of this writing — you are asked to contact Virginia State Police at 1-800-552-0962 or

For breaking news delivered to you, subscribe to WFXR’s breaking news email list

Get breaking news, weather, and sports delivered to your smartphone with the WFXR News app available on Apple and Android.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News

More News

News Tip Form