Man arrested in second hit and run in three months; woman seriously injured in Saturday incident _lowres

Michael Lee Threeton, 25

A pedestrian was struck in the head and sustained multiple other injuries in a hit-and-run crash Saturday in Baton Rouge that led to the arrest of a man already charged in a separate hit-and-run collision.

Michael Lee Threeton, 25, faces a felony count of hit and run after striking the woman Saturday at about 1 a.m. in the 15000 block of George O’Neal Road and driving away, according to an East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s report.

The woman was taken to a hospital with “a fractured skull, fractured pelvis and ruptured bladder as well as several other internal injuries,” the report said.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said the woman will survive “but has a long road ahead of her.”

Threeton’s girlfriend notified authorities Sunday, the day after the crash, that she’d been a passenger in Threeton’s vehicle when it struck the woman, according to the report. Threeton stopped and tried to help the victim, but panicked and fled, the document says. A second witness reported seeing a man fitting Threeton’s description, checking on the woman, according to the report.

Threeton, of 15014 Asheville Ave., Baton Rouge, admitted to being involved in the hit-and-run crash after authorities approached him at his residence.

Threeton already faced jail time after being charged Nov. 30 with hit and run and following too closely in an Oct. 21 incident, according to a bill of information filed in the 19th Judicial District Court.

At the time he was arrested Monday, he was wanted on an outstanding warrant from Zachary City Court for failing to show up for an arraignment after being accused of speeding 70 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Threeton was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison where he remains in lieu of at least $7,750 bail, according to jail records.