BPS responds to hit and run on Vada Road on Sunday evening

Published 8:43 pm Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Wednesday 12:00 p.m. update:

Bainbridge Public Safety Investigator Chip Nix confirmed that Clarence Brinson of Climax has been arrested in connection with the hit and run that occurred on Vada Road Sunday evening. According to Nix, the Ford Taurus and trailer that were seen at the scene of the accident were recovered in Brinson’s possession.

Brinson is being charged with a felony hit and run due to the severity of the injuries caused and driving with a suspended license. According to Nix, Brinson said that he left the scene because his license was suspended and he had been drinking. BPS has determined that it was an accident and not malicious.

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Derrick Hollman remains in stable condition in a hospital in Tallahassee according to Nix.


Bainbridge Public Safety officers responded to a report of a hit and run accident on Vada Road around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 15. According to a witness statement, Derrick Hollman was walking on the east side of Vada Road when a blue vehicle pulling a trailer swerved over from the west side and struck him and then continue traveling west on Vada Road.

When BPS officers arrived they observed Hollman lying on his back on the side of the road with a compound fracture in his left leg.

During a search of the scene a BPS officer located a blue passenger side mirror with a Ford decal. Following a search of the mirror’s serial number it was determined that it likely belonged to a Ford Taurus.

BPS, the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia State Patrol are currently searching for a late 1990’s early 2000’s blue Ford Taurus missing a passenger side mirror.

If you see a vehicle matching this description they ask that you call 911.