An Apalachicola man was charged by police last night with the hit-and-run of a 16-year-old female pedestrian while walking home with her sister in the area of 10th Street, according to Sgt. Wesley Creamer with the Apalachicola Police Department.
Sgt. Creamer said that he was dispatched to the vicinity of 130 10th Street around 11:34 p.m. Friday, June 19th in reference to a child being struck by a vehicle that had left the scene.
Once at the scene of the incident Creamer said that he made contact with fellow officer Ginger Creamer, who advised him that she had detained several subjects in an alley off Avenue G where witnesses had reported the vehicle leaving the scene had entered.
Out of the several subjects detained, the victim’s sister identified Juan Javier Diaz Gomez of Apalachicola as the driver of a black 1997 2-door Honda that "came from out of nowhere swerving down 10th Street" that struck her sister with the passenger side mirror of the car.
The victim was taking to Weems Memorial Hospital and treated by medical personnel for injuries sustained during the incident and later discharged.
Juan Javier Diaz Gomez was booked into the Franklin County Jail on charges of leaving the scene of a crash with injuries and no valid driver’s license.