Report: Woman says she fled scene because she needed to use bathroom
Monday, August 19, 2013 9:18 AM
Untimely forces of nature conspired against a Greenwood woman who was arrested Saturday after telling police she left the scene of a car crash because she had to use the bathroom.
Lisa Talbert, 48, of 750 Holloway St., was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injury and driving under suspension in connection with the incident.
The alleged hit-and-run occurred at the intersection of South Main Street and Florida Avenue just after 6 p.m. Saturday.
According to a Greenwood police report, witnesses told officers a blue 1999 Lincoln Navigator fled the scene of the crash. An off-duty police officer followed the vehicle to the suspect's home along Holloway Street. When police arrived, they found the front door of the residence ajar, keys in the door's lock, a purse lying on the floor near the door, and a small liquid puddle beginning at the entranceway and leading to the back of the house.
When police announced their presence, the suspect told them she was putting her pants on and invited them in. When she emerged from the back of the residence, she told officers, "Sorry, I really had to pee. I thought I would make it, but I didn't." She then began to wipe the liquid up off the floor with a towel.
Officers noted damage to the front driver's side of the suspect's SUV, and she said she was the only occupant in the vehicle at the time.
A witness told police the suspect rear-ended a GMC vehicle that was making a left turn onto Florida Avenue and continued to drive down South Main Street. The GMC swerved and struck another vehicle after being hit by the suspect's vehicle. EMS transported one of the victims to Self Regional Medical Center with complaints of neck pain.
The suspect initially denied being involved in the collision, but eventually told police she thought she rear-ended a vehicle. She said she left the scene to go home and urinate.