Former KSU student in critical condition after hit-and-run in Athens
by Lindsay Field
February 18, 2013 03:28 PM | 12741 views | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Emily Bowman
Emily Bowman
Police are still trying to make headway in the arrest of a man accused of hitting a Woodstock teenager early Saturday morning in Athens, leaving her in critical condition.

Emily Bowman, 19, was reportedly hit by a pickup truck while walking in the grass along the road in Athens just after 3 a.m. Saturday.

Witnesses told police the truck left the road and hit her before driving off.

Officers found the truck soon after but could not find the driver.

Bowman’s uncle, Neal Bowman, said his niece had recently moved back to Georgia from Mississippi and was visiting her best friend, who attends the University of Georgia, when the accident happened.

“We should be getting a big status report,” Neal Bowman said Monday about her condition. “The neuro doctor is going to interpret her CAT scan.”

He said Bowman has been unconscious ever since the accident, and the doctors’ main concern at this point is that his niece still hasn’t responded to any request to move any body parts.

“She does involuntary twitching, which means her spine is OK,” he explained.

Neal Bowman said about 10 family members and friends have been in the waiting room at Athens Regional Hospital in Clarke County ever since the young woman was hit.

He also said police came earlier Monday and told Emily Bowman’s father, Dale Bowman, that they are getting closer to pressing charges against the driver of the truck.

“He apparently deleted his text and phone messages after the accident, but police said they should be able to recover those,” Neal Bowman said.

Emily Bowman is a Woodstock High School graduate who attended Kennesaw State University during her freshman year of college.
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Unbelieveable 1
February 19, 2013
We are all praying for Emily and her family. A month ago a girl named Grace was hit in Athens as well. The police know who did this but the boy, his PARENTS, and friends are covering for him and will not cooperate with police. They have retained an attorney. The parents should be ashamed of themselves for not cooperating. Parents these days do not hold their children accountable and it is disgusting. I hope the police receive all the information they can and prosecute this boy and his parents!
Franklin Lee
February 19, 2013
Not only should parents be ashamed for covering an accident their children have. They should also be charged with obstructing justice and receive an appropriate fine or sentence. To me they are an acessory after the fact. No one wants their children in this situation but Emily or her family shouldn't have to go through the pain and suffering they're having to go through right now or the future.
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