One person injured in crash involving hit-and-run driver

CLARKSVILLE, MO – One person was injured in a crash involving a hit-and-run driver on Highway N last Thursday night.

Jessie E. Callaway, 45, was stopped on the shoulder of Pike County Road 234 in a 2019 Dodge Ram with his lights off, police report. According to police, he was waiting for a 2014 Ford Explorer, driven by 34-year-old Preston G. Hipes, to turn onto the road from Highway N. Once the Ford reached the intersection, Callaway accelerated rapidly crossed the road and hit the vehicle head-on around 9:55 p.m. Callaway fled the crash scene.

An occupant in the Ford, 27-year-old Roy L. Peters, was transported to Pike County Memorial Hospital for minor injuries. Both Hipes and Peters were wearing seat belts.

The Ford sustained extensive damages and the Dodge sustained moderate damages.

Investigations into the cause of the crash are ongoing.

This article is one in a series presented by OnderLaw to inform our neighbors about car accidents and traffic news across our city. It should not be interpreted as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a hit-and-run crash, we would like to discuss your case in detail. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, your lost income, and other expenses. More importantly, the only way to fight against reckless hit-and-run drivers or fix the root cause of many accidents is to enlist the help of an experienced attorney that has the possibility to effect change and can prevent this from happening to another family. Contact us today to speak to one of our compassionate St. Louis car accident attorneys.