A Missouri hit-and-run accident left a Webster Groves woman in serious condition Thursday evening. According to an article in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, around 7:15pm Kathleen Kinderfather (82) of Webster Groves was hit by a 2011 Nissan Altima at the intersection of Big Bend Boulevard and Elm Street in St. Louis. Kinderfather was hit when she was standing on a traffic island on Big Bend in the eastbound lanes.
Kinderfather was taken to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis for treatment of serious injuries. Police found the man that hit Kathleen Kinderfather hours later when they found his car parked at a local hotel. I hope Kathleen Kinderfather experiences a complete recovery from her injuries. The fact that the police found the person responsible for hitting her can help her, so she can focus on healing from this serious accident.
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***Update: The name of the hit-and-run driver has now been released. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Ian D. Mann (26) was the driver that struck Kathleen Kinderfather, then fled the scene. Reports indicated the Mann fled the scene and was found a couple hours later at the Drury Inn located on Sulphur Avenue near I-44 in St. Louis.