Thursday, May 21, 2020

Brandon Man Severely Injured After Hit & Run

The Taxpayer's Channel reported the following story. 
Greenwood police say that no arrest has been made in the hit and run incident that left a 78 year old man lying in the street next to the Crystal Grill last Saturday.

According to Deputy Chief Marvin Hammond, a white Chrysler 200 vehicle hit the victim as he was crossing the street at the corner of Carrollton Avenue and Lamar Street. Hammond told The Taxpayers Channel that police are still trying to locate the driver and vehicle. The injured pedestrian was first transported to the Greenwood Leflore Hospital.

The pedestrian, James Robert Jeffries of Brandon, was in town working on an airplane, according to his granddaughter, Emily Wicks.



Mrs. Wicks said that her grandfather, called "Jim" by his friends, was thrown up into the air before falling to the pavement, crushing his femur (the thigh bone). "He's lucky to be alive," she told us.

According to Wicks, Mr. Jeffries is now at UMMC in Jackson, where he is in great pain. His injuries will require surgeries, and the family is concerned that he may have a slow recovery.

Mr. Jeffries operates the Jim Jeffries Airworks Company based in Brandon, Mississippi. His work involves on-site propeller balancing and engine vibration analysis. It is necessary that propeller-powered aircraft have carefully balanced blades to minimize engine and frame vibration. He has had the opportunity to service a wide variety of classic aircraft.

According to a Facebook post by Debbie Peacock, a Crystal Grill employee, the incident was captured on their security camera system. According to one witness, the hit and run incident took place around lunch time Saturday.

Mrs. Wicks stated that the police told the family that there were three street cameras that caught the incident, but that they had not been able to obtain a car tag for the perpetrator's vehicle.

Mrs. Wicks said that the family was not allowed to visit Mr. Jeffries like they want to, because of the COVID-19 lockdown at the UMMC hospital. However, she is hoping to see him this weekend.

"We just want whoever did this to be brought to justice," Emily Wicks stated. Rest of article.

Kingfish note: Mr. Jeffries is one of the few people in the country who performs such work on airplanes. Check out some really cool photos of his handiwork.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Prayers for Mr. Jeffries and his family.

Anonymous said...

Hope and pray for him and hope and pray they nail the SOB runner.

Handy said...

What this man know how to do is rare magic. The POS that hit him likely contributes nothing to the world. This is unreal.

Anon-E-Mouse said...

If there is a video, why isn’t it published. Someone has seen the car?

Anonymous said...

5:32. Probably will after using it for investigation. No need to let the driver know what they know yet. I will agree in advance, it may lead to one of us seeing the car and calling it in but then again one of his/her compatriots may see it and say ditch the car.

Anonymous said...

What are the odds that this might get considered a hate crime? It is obvious from the video that he was targeted.
Yes, the driver was black.

Anonymous said...

Have no idea of the drivers race, but this could also be distracted driving by use of a damn cell phone, then running from panic, NO DL, NO Insurance and knowing he/she has warrants. Not making any excuse for this POS driver.

Anonymous said...

1:35 - You say 'have no idea of the drivers race...'

You did read that the car was a Chrysler 200 - right? I'll buy your lunch at that place of bidness if there's one of those in Leflore County driven by a white, yellow or red person.

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