Victim, Suspect In Hit And Run Identified

While police have not released the name of the person they believe was behind the wheel, there is a known suspect in the Monday night hit and run in Hickory and charges are possible.

A Darlington woman fell , and while police believe they know who was behind the wheel, the name of the driver has not been released.

Shortly before 7:40 p.m. on Labor Day, Susan M. Gourgoulianis, 28, of Darlington was in the car with a family member when an argument took place, according to a release from Maryland State Police.

Gourgoulianis was ordered to get out of the car on southbound U.S. Route 1, or Conowingo Road, just north of the Hickory bypass, according to police.

A witness told police Gourgoulianis was on or near the road waving her arms when a blue car swerved, apparently trying to avoid her.

Instead of avoiding her, however, the car's passenger side mirror hit her. The witness said the car pulled to the side of the road about 500 feet from the accident before pulling away, according to state police.

Gourgoulianis was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment. She had been released from shock trauma as of Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The driver of the car contacted the state police Bel Air Barrack Tuesday morning after learning that a person had been hit, the release states.

Investigators confirmed the caller's light blue 1997 Lincoln Town Car was the one involved in the crash. The name of the driver has not been released and charges have not yet been filed.

The investigation remains under investigation by the Bel Air Barrack Criminal Investigation Section. Once the investigation is done, the case will be presented to the Harford County States’ Attorney’s Office to determine whether charges are appropriate.

Anyone with additional information about the crash can contact state police at 410-879-2101.

Patrick B. September 04, 2012 at 06:35 PM
I hope no charges are filed, sounds like some poor driver was just riding down the road and had to deal with a crazed person.People shouldn't have to deal with other peoples problems as much as we do.
Ashley September 04, 2012 at 07:06 PM
They hit someone and just left them on the side of the road. I hope charges ARE filed. It is NEVER okay to do something like that.
Bob Allen September 04, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Have to go with Ashley here. Even if you feel threatened somehow you can still drive 100 yards down the road and call police. I think it takes a special kind of cold, or maybe panic, to hit anyone with your car and just drive away. Some things are just wrong.
Patrick B. September 04, 2012 at 08:37 PM
You are assuming the person had a cell phone and they knew they hit the person.Maybe the person believed this was an attempted car hacking.Your are Monday Morning Quarterbacking and hindsight is 20/20.
SNAKE DR. September 04, 2012 at 08:55 PM
I agree with Ashley. But what if it was a cyclist I think hitting them should be ok.
Michelle September 04, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Well Patrick, you were wrong. The crazed person was the driver, who was drunk and made a decision to drink and drive and then leave that poor girl on the side of the road who needed help after she hit her. Shame on you for making an assumption before the story was clear.
Patrick B. September 05, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Check court records on Susan (victim), I am sure some of your sympathy will drain away.


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