A driver crashed into a house and sent a man to the hospital in a hit-and-run last week in Nicholson, according to Jackson County Sheriff's Office reports.

Jackson County deputies responded to Kesler Rd. on June 8 where the driver of a truck reportedly crashed into a residence and ran over the man before leaving the scene.

The victim was reportedly barely conscious and having trouble breathing. The man had several broken bones, a collapsed lung, head trauma and a laceration on his left leg, according to the incident report. He was transported to Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center for his injuries.

A witness said she saw a Dodge Ram truck drive up Kesler Rd. and then travel in reverse down the road “at a high rate of speed.” She said she heard a crashing sound a few moments later and then saw the truck speeding toward Hwy. 334. The witness then heard someone groaning loudly from a neighboring property. She went to the residence, where she found the victim.

The status of the victim was not known at press time.


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