Important Evidence Found Day After Hit-and-Run
Gas station employees say it's a popular stop for tour buses traveling on I-10, and Monday night, they witnessed the aftermath of a hit-and-run that involved a woman who was simply walking back to her bus.
New evidence was recovered Tuesday evening in the crash that severely injured Connie Harris, 58, of Tallahassee.
Harris was hit by a motorcycle as she was crossing the north bound lane of US 129. Her foot was severed and the driver kept going.
"It's not lit, and there's not a designated cross walk, so you need to be careful," said Lt. Pat Riordan, FHP spokesperson.
Troopers were unable to locate the driver, or Harris' foot on Monday, however as they were escorting TV20 to the scene about 20 hours later, they discovered what they were looking for.
Harris' right foot was found beside the south bound lane of 129, not far from the tour bus witnesses say, Harris was walking towards.
"We're not sure which part of the motorcycle collided with her foot, we're thinking that possibly a foot peg; maybe part of the exhaust," said Riordan.
Harris was taken to Shands Hospital in Gainesville, and as of Tuesday, is in good condition.
The motorcycle is described as black with raised chrome handle bars, with possible damage to the foot peg , or exhaust.
The rider of the motorcycle was last seen wearing dark clothing and a black helmet.
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