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One remains hospitalized after Wed. night hit-&-run

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By JENNIFER HORTON The Wilson Post

One person remains hospitalized after a hit-and-run accident Wednesday night on Hill Street in Lebanon. The accident happened around 8:30 p.m. as two women, Suanne Bone and Melanie Long, were walking eastbound on Hill Street when they were struck from behind from a vehicle also traveling eastbound on the roadway.

Bone is the niece of State Rep. Stratton Bone. Long is the owner of The White Room, a wedding and formal dress shop on South Cumberland Street. Both women were transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Long was reportedly released from the hospital Thursday, suffering a broken nose in the accident.

Bone sustained more serious injuries including a broken shoulder, ribs, pelvis and leg. One of Bone’s shoes and her jacket was reportedly found by a family member near the back entrance to Hearthside, a retirement home.

According to earlier reports, the driver apparently left his vehicle at his home on Hill Street where he resides and left on foot, however, a source told The Wilson Post that authorities have located the driver and placed him under arrest.

This article will be updated as information becomes available. See Friday’s edition of The Post for more.

Editor Jennifer Horton may be contacted at news@wilsonpost.com.

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