Elderly man injured in hit and run

By Anthony Antoine | aantoine@wcia.com

Published 10/27 2013 07:12PM

Updated 10/28 2013 10:34AM

URBANA -- An early morning hit-and-run creates a scary situation in a McDonald’s parking lot. The accident happened early Saturday at McDonald’s on North Cunningham.

James Copas, 90, was walking across the parking lot. Witnesses say the driver, Erica Fricks, backed up her car in the drive-thru because her order was wrong. That’s when she hit Copas, according to witnesses.

According to employees, Fricks came inside and told the staff about the accident, then left the scene. By the time police arrived, she was gone.

They later tracked her down on I-74. She was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident. She later posted bail. Copas was taken to the hospital, treated for his injuries and released.

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