Hit-and-run driver shows open-heart surgery scar

Man asks if woman is OK, flashes chest, speeds off

March 16, 2000|By Laura Barnhardt | Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF

A man who caused an accident didn't show the other driver his license or insurance card, but he did show the woman his open-heart surgery scar before he sped away from the crash site, police said yesterday.

Investigators say they're trying to track the man using this odd clue.

"There are hit-and-runs all the time," said Eastern District Officer Ross Passman. "But we're hoping the scar will help us identify the suspect."

The accident occurred about 3: 30 p.m. Tuesday at Bay Dale Drive and Ferguson Road northeast of Annapolis, police said.

A man in a red Chevrolet Cavalier with stolen tags driving west on Ferguson Road ran a stop sign and broad-sided the 35-year-old woman's car as she was making a left turn off Bay Dale onto Ferguson, Passman said.

The man got out of his car and asked the woman if she was all right. When she told him she wasn't sure, he pulled up his shirt and showed her the scar on his chest, police said. He told her he would call for help and sped onto U.S. 50 west, nearly causing another accident, witnesses told police.

The scarred man is described as a chubby white man in his 40s who is balding. Police ask anyone with information to call Eastern District at 410-222-6145.

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