Bizarre hit-and-run

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

SHERMAN, Tex. -- A hit and run accident happened just before midnight in the 400 block of West Lamberth in Sherman. Police say a brown Pontiac Sunfire was backing out of a driveway when a white Pontiac Grand-Am accelerated into the car.

The suspect then fled the scene.

Moments later witnesses say the Grand-Am returned, striking the Sunfire again.

This time a witness, Danny Ray Cootes, attempted to stop the suspect but was partially inside the vehicle when the suspect began to drive away.

It was another several blocks before Cootes fell out of the car and the suspect ran over him.

"The suspect was driving a white Grand-Am, possibly a female. That’s all the information we're releasing at this time," said Sgt. Bruce Dawsey of the Sherman Police Department.

Cootes was taken to Parkland Hospital where he was treated for a broken wrist he is expected to be released sometime Thursday afternoon.


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  • by Name Withheld Location: Sherman on Sep 28, 2007 at 08:26 AM
    To Be Nice, apparently, you have not had an emergency at WNJ lately. I will not go back unless I'm unconscious and incapable of making the decision myself! WNJ made my child wait 12 hrs with no pain management for an arm fracture. That was AFTER triage. We didn't even get an ice pack. I'm not one of those that runs to er for the flu... it was a true emergency. That's why I genuinely worry when someone has to be routed there. If your child was in pain and had suffered like mine had, you may feel the same way.
  • by Melinda Location: sherman on Sep 27, 2007 at 08:16 PM
    my daughter called 911 on an accident in the same location and the person that got ran over had alot more than a broken wrist. He was crushed very badly. Were there more than one hit and run around midnight last night.
  • by Be nice Location: Just around the corner on Sep 27, 2007 at 03:54 PM
    name withheld-it did state that he was run over. At the initial assessment it is very difficult to ascertain what internal injuries were sustained. Considering the actual incident and cause of potential injuries it would seem appropriate to send the gentleman to a trauma center. Wilson N. Jones is good facility. And not running an after hours clinic for indigent and non-paying customers is just prudent business in this day and time of healthcare...and no I don't work there.
  • by name withheld Location: Sherman on Sep 27, 2007 at 01:39 PM
    Why was the man taken to Parkland? Can Wilson N. Jones not handle a wrist fracture? Oh! I bet they don't consider a wrist fracture ENOUGH of an emergency.
  • by JC Location: Denison on Sep 27, 2007 at 12:47 PM
    "It was another several blocks before the suspect fell out of the car and the suspect ran over him. That sentence is confusing. Who hit who?
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