A pedestrian police say was struck by a 41-year-old Columbus driver Friday night remains in unsatisfactory condition at The Medical Center, reports state.
Willie Clifford Cotton Jr. faces charges in connection with the 10 p.m. collision on Robin Way that sent a 32-year-old to the hospital, reports state.According to police, the suspect was driving his 1999 Chevrolet Pickup west “at a rate of speed which did not allow safe operation.”
Charles Bailey was turning onto his driveway when the truck collided with the pedestrian, he said.
“The truck came up behind him and he hit him,” Bailey said. “He pulled over to the side and tried to call 911. He was so nervous, I called 911. He said he didn’t see him.”
Bailey said the pedestrian was moaning and couldn’t speak.
Reports state that the man had a head injury and abrasions. The suspect smelled of alcohol, his eyes were red and glassy and he was unsteady on his feet, police said.
Officers performed some tests and the suspect, who couldn’t follow directions, police said.
Cotton faces charges of serious injury by vehicle, DUI and too fast for conditions. He’s since made his $1,650 bond, records state.