Police Investigating Two Hit & Run Accidents

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Police in Jackson County's Columbia Township are investigating two hit and run accidents.

The first one happened around noon on Friday, October 11 on Cement City Road near Kelly Road. Police say a driver hit 54-year-old Brent Bibbins, who was riding his bike at the time. Bibbins was taken to the hospital for injuries to his right side and a broken arm.

Police believe the person who hit Bibbins was driving a gold-colored, full-size passenger car. Vehicle parts collected at the scene appear to be from a Ford 500 or Ford Taurus.

The other hit and run accident happened Sunday night. Police responded to Brooklyn Road near Palmer Road just after 7:30pm for a man who was hit while standing outside a vehicle.

27-year-old Steven Tinney of Leoni Township was called to that location by a friend whose vehicle had broken down. Tinney was helping get the vehicle on a "tow-dolly" when a vehicle traveling southbound on Brooklyn Road (M-50) hit the dolly and then Tinney. The impact threw Tinney to the ground and under his own parked pickup and the vehicle continued without stopping.

Tinney's friend described the vehicle as a Ford F-150 pickup. Because it was dark outside, the exact color is unknown. Vehicle parts taken from the scene indicate the truck was likely from the 1997 to 2003 model years. Damage includes a missing mirror on the passenger side, as well as potential body or wheel damage to the lower-right side of the vehicle, starting at the front-right corner.

Tinney was last listed in serious condition with several broken bones and broken hip.

Anyone with information on either of these hit and run accidents is asked to call Columbia Township Police at 517-592-3122.

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