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Hit and Run Collision in Downtown Redding Sends One to the Hospital


Bill Schueller, Chief of Police


530.225.4553 FAX


DATE November 25, 2019              TIME 5:30 a.m.


On November 24, 2019 at 8:00 p.m., Redding Police Officers responded to a report of a pedestrian being hit by a car on Placer Street at Magnolia Avenue.  Officer McGinnis arrived and located the victim, Melissa Joyce Brown, 59 years of age of Redding, suffering from a broken lower leg.  The victim was awake and advised the suspect vehicle had fled the scene westbound.

The investigation revealed very limited details regarding the suspect vehicle except that it was a white sedan (no year or approximate age of the vehicle) and the driver wasn’t seen.  The victim was the only witness as of this time.  The victim was transported to Mercy Medical Center where she is expected to recover.

The actual cause of the collision appears to be as a result of Ms. Brown pushing a shopping cart into the roadway east of the intersection.  The suspect vehicle struck the cart and it spun around and struck Ms. Brown on the lower leg.  Although Ms. Brown appears to be at fault for the collision, drivers are required to stop at any collision and offer their vehicle and personal information.  As a result of the injury, this collision is a felony and will be investigated with the assistance of the traffic unit.


Contact:      Corporal W. Williams/#324

Redding Police Department


Reviewed:      Officer R. Ellis/ID#175