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

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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 questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

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