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Hit and run occurred only moments before car rams into Jiffy Store window

An 83-year-old South Boston woman was involved in two wrecks two minutes apart from each other Monday morning in South Boston.

Elvira S. Carden was charged with hit and run with injuries, driver inattention and failure to yield the right of way after being involved in a hit run wreck that occurred on Wilborn Avenue, 50 feet north of Edmunds Street, and later driving through the front window of Jiffy’s convenience store located on Wilborn Avenue.

According to accident reports filed by Officer J. B Throckmorton and Officer F. A Powell, around 10:44 Monday morning, Carden was driving a 2010 Ford Focus traveling north on Wilborn Avenue when she passed 60-year-old Wilma L. Lacks of Clover who was driving a 2010 Toyota sedan also traveling north on Wilborn Avenue.

Carden passed Lacks improperly sideswiping the Toyota causing damage to the right side of the Ford and the left side of Toyota. 

Carden stopped for a second then fled the scene, according to the report. 

Lacks sustained minor injuries.

Each vehicle sustained $3,000 in damage, according to the report.

Two minutes later at approximately 10:46 a.m., Carden drove
into the Jiffy Store front window breaking the glass. 

Carden was not injured.

The Ford Carden was driving sustained an additional $300 in damage, and Powell estimated damage to the store at $700.

An unknown driver was involved in a wreck with a parked car on Summit Drive, one fourth of a mile west of Railroad Avenue in South Boston.

 According to an accident report filed by Officer J. B. Throckmorton, an unknown driver was headed east on Summit Drive in a 2004 Mercury when he or she ran into the rear of a parked 1997 Ford Expedition. 

The unknown driver fled the scene and then became disabled about a half of a mile from the accident, and the driver left the vehicle.

Damage to the Mercury was estimated at $3,500, and damage to the Ford was listed at $1,000.