WASHINGTON — A person has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run of a towing company employee on the grounds of Dominion Towing in Fairfax County, Virginia.
County police spokesman Tawny Wright says 24-year-old Amber Harding of Laurel, Maryland was arrested and taken to jail. The 37-year-old victim remains hospitalized in serious condition.
Police accused Harding of taking her car off the impound lot early Wednesday morning without paying, then striking the employee with her car when he tried to stop her. Police say video and interviews led them to identify Harding as the suspect in this case.
Police say the victim was found after co-workers noticed he was missing. When they found him, he seemed dazed and confused.
“Our employees and management are all deeply saddened by this incident and are praying for our employee and his family at this time,” a Dominion Towing statement read.
Dominion Towing office assistant Ashley Miller said the victim “has been working for us for a long time, is a great employee, very experienced.”
She added that it is not unusual for towing companies to have angry customers, but “it’s not something we have experienced and hopefully no one else ever has to again.”
“The tow fee is just not worth somebody’s life. It’s not worth your own life. … It’s not worth it.”
Co-workers have lauched a Gofundme page to help cover his medical bills.