Last updated: August 25. 2014 5:59PM - 1923 Views
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A woman and her son were transported to UT Medical Center on Saturday after they were struck by a vehicle on Wilson Lane.

Donna Wilder, 35, and her son Jimmy, 13, were attempting to push their vehicle out of the road after running out of gas when a Suburban allegedly hit them, pinning the two between the vehicles.

The suburban immediately left the scene, according to a Middlesboro Police Department press release.

The release states the driver of the Suburban was identified as Michael Fultz, 27. He was arrested at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Sunday and charged with two counts of first-degree assault and leaving the scene of an accident.

Police say at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Wilder was driving her 1998 Chevrolet Van on Wilson Lane when she ran out of gas near the entrance to the Middlesboro Health Care Facility. With her in the van were her two children, Jimmy, Casey, 11, along with Jennifer Nash, 40.

Wilder left her daughter, Casey, inside the van and Nash inside to steer. Wilder and her son got out and attempted to push the van out of the roadway into a parking lot. Wilder had activated the hazard lights on the van before exiting.

A 1995 Chevrolet Suburban heading south on Wilson Lane reportedly came up behind the Wilders and struck the van, pinning Donna and Jimmy Wilder between the vehicles.

Middlesboro paramedics took the three Wilders and Nash for treatment.

The release states Donna and Jimmy Wilder were flown by Air Evac to UT Medical Center. Casey Wilder and Nash were treated at Middlesboro ARH and later released. Donna Wilder was released from UT the next morning, while her son remained at UT in serious condition.

MPD officers Jeremiah Johnson, Josh Burchett and Josh Pratt along with Sgt. Wade Barnett are investigating the case.

Anthony Cloud can be reached at 606-302-9090 or on Twitter @AnthonyCloudMDN.

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