Whitehall police are appealing for public help in identifying a driver who struck and injured a Whitehall firefighter working at a fire scene early today, March 7, in the 200 block of Robinwood Avenue.

The firefighter sustained what are described as "minor injuries" and was transported to a hospital for treatment, Whitehall Sgt. John Grebb said.

Around 6:14 a.m. March 7, Whitehall police and firefighters responded to a structure fire at 229 Robinwood Ave. and found a garage engulfed in flames, Grebb said.

As firefighters began to deploy, a vehicle traveling north on Robinwood Avenue reportedly ran over fire equipment and struck a firefighter.

The vehicle was last seen turning west on Doney Street, police said.

The vehicle is described as an older, small, four-door car, dark in color, with the front license plate displayed in the front windshield rather than on the vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to call Whitehall police at 614-237-6333.

The hit-skip crash was the second in the last few weeks in Whitehall. 

Police are continuing to press for the witness to a fatal crash Feb. 21 to come forward.

Police on March 5 said surveillance video confirms that a witness driving directly behind the vehicle that struck and killed 57-year-old Phillippe Schlagetter saw the accident.

“It is clear from the footage that the witness saw the accident and even stopped in front of the body,” Whitehall Deputy Chief Dan Kelso said.

Police said Schlagetter was in a crosswalk on Shady Lane Road when the driver of what is believed to be a red SUV, traveling westbound on East Main Street, turned south onto Shady Lane Road, struck Schlagetter and fled from the scene without stopping.

The accident occurred at 10:14 p.m. Feb. 21.

Anyone with information is asked to call Whitehall police at 614-237-6333.

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