Family, police appeal to public in hit and run case

Parsons Police Department patrol car

PARSONS, Kan. – The Scott family and Parsons police appeal to the driver and public for help solving a hit and run case.

The hit and run incident happened on December 19, 2020, between the hours of 2:20 a.m. and 4:40 a.m.

According to the Parsons Police Department, Andrew Scott was walking south in the area of 1400 S. 35th Street when a motor vehicle hit him.

Authorities say the driver didn’t stop to render aid or call emergency services. It wasn’t until about 4:40 a.m. that a resident heard Scott’s pleas for help and called police.

Officers arrived and found Scott just off the road, where it appeared he had tried to crawl for help.

According to a family member, Scott currently has to wear full-time leg braces. He underwent one knee surgery this month to reconstruct and repair damage from the incident. They plan for a surgery on the other knee later this year. The family member tells police he has many other surgeries on his road to recovery.

The Parsons Police Department states there have been many rumors about the incident. Law enforcement has conducted multiple interviews and followed up on tips and leads.

The Police Department stated in a release, “First, the driver of the vehicle needs to do the right thing and come forward and give their side of the story to clear up any rumors about this incident and the circumstances surrounding this accident. Second, we are looking for assistance from anyone who may have been a passenger in the vehicle at the time, or someone who has heard the driver or passenger(s) talk about the incident.”

The Scott Family and the Parsons Police Department encourage anyone with information to come forward and help Andrew find justice and closure to this incident.

Residents are encouraged to “See It, Hear It, Report It.” If anyone has any further information on this incident or any other criminal activity, you can contact the Parsons Police Department at 421-7060 or call the Tip Line at 421-7057 or email at tips@parsonspd.com.