Hit and Run on Commons prompts flurry of emails from University

Rumors of kidnapping or distress of a passenger in the car are false according to the Dean of Students Office

Vanderbilt on Saturday, August 18, 2018. (Photo by Claire Barnett)

A Hit and Run late Tuesday on Commons involving a student has led to an ongoing investigation from VUPD.

The incident occured 11/13 around 12:30 in the morning in which a car hit a female student on 18th Ave on Commons and proceeded to drive away. VUPD has identified the driver and is pressing charges. The VUPD Daily Crime Log classifies the crime as Aggravated Assault and Simple Assault.

There was discussion circulating that the incident involved a kidnapping. An email from Dean of Students Mark Bandas noted that there is no evidence that anyone in the vehicle was being held against their will. The case is still being investigated.