UPDATE: Martinez man dead after getting struck in 2 hit-and-runs

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

Monday, July 8, 2013

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) -- A 22-year-old is dead after getting struck in two hit-and-runs.

Bradley Kenneth Simons was pronounced dead Monday morning after being run over two different times early Sunday morning. Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins says Simons' cause of death was multiple blunt force trauma.

Deputies say he was walking on Old Evans Road at Dent Street when a car hit him.

They say a woman approaching in another vehicle saw him lying in the road and stopped to help. Deputies say she tried to flag down a Jeep Wrangler headed their way, but the driver ran over Simons and kept going.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) -- A Martinez man is in critical condition after two hit-and-runs.

Deputies say 22-year-old Bradley Kenneth Simons was walking on Old Evans Road at Dent Street when the first car hit him around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

According to officers, Simons was laying face down in the westbound lane of Old Evans when another vehicle approached to help.

The release states a woman got out of the car to help and tried to flag down a white Jeep Wrangler to stop.

The Jeep did not stop and ran over Simons, who was laying in the street after being hit the first time. Deputies say the Jeep continued on Old Evans Road.

News 12 is told Simons was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center, where he is in critical but stable condition.

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