WESTERNPORT -- An officer of the Bureau of Police was dispatched Sunday night to Maryland Avenue in Westernport for a hit and run motor vehicle accident involving two cars.
The victim was Samantha Strother, age 28 of Keyser. She was transported by Tri-towns ambulance to Potomac Valley Hospital.
The suspect driver is Jason James Shingler, age 34 of Westernport. Witnesses reported that Shingler struck Strother's car in the driver's side causing the car to spin 170 degrees. He then drove some distance away from the scene, parked his car, and walked away before police could arrive.
Shingler is charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving bodily injury, failure to immediately return to the scene of a personal injury accident, failure to stop after accident involving attended vehicle, failure to return to and remain at the scene involving damage, failure of driver involved in an accident to render aid to injured persons involved in an accident, failure of driver to furnish ID and license, and wreckless driving.
Tri-towns Fire Department assisted.