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Charges pending after hit and run
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Charges are pending against Pablo Valenciano after his GMC Yukon was involved in a hit-and-run accident on South Congress Boulevard Sunday. Valenciano allegedly struck the Buick Century of Kathy Phillips and the trailer and Dodge Dakota of Rodney Pelham. Valenciano was airlifted after he crashed attempting to flee the scene. None of the occupants of the other vehicles was seriously hurt. - photo by Photo by Reed Vanderpool
A man who apparently lost control of his vehicle while attempting to flee the scene of a Sunday afternoon accident will likely face charges when he recovers from his injuries. According to Trooper Tommy Cooper of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Pablo Valenciano was involved in a hit-and-run accident on South Congress Boulevard just after 2:30 p.m.The trooper said Valenciano was traveling south on Congress Boulevard near the intersectionm with Bryant Street when his GMC Yukon struck a Buick Sentry driven by Kathy Phillips in the rear. Phillips was reportedly stopped in the southbound lane waiting for the traffic light.Phillips Buick was then driven into an eight-foot utility trailer pulled by a Dodge Dakota pick-up truck driven by Rodney Pelham, who was stopped in front of Phillips.Valenciano then allegedly left the scene at a high rate of speed, losing control shortly thereafter on Braswell Lane.