JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A woman is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries following an apparent argument and hit-and-run in Greene County.
The fun was winding down around 2:30 a.m. New Year’s Day at Ozy’s Bar and Grill on Pit Gas Road in Jefferson Township when it got ugly outside.
Chelsie Robinson, 24, was celebrating with family and friends.
“I didn’t want anything bad to happen. That’s why I tried to get him to leave. He wanted to leave. They wouldn’t let him leave,” Jon Green, a witness, said.
Green was playing pool inside the bar earlier with his friend Maris Myers Chandler. It was time to go home. He went looking for his ride.
“I walked out here. It’s like cool in the bar and you come out and it’s just chaos,” Green said.
Green’s friend, Chandler, was in the middle of it.
“There was maybe 20 to 30 people out here arguing and going off,” he said. “There was a lot of racial comments being said.”
Green says he tried to diffuse the situation but believes anger and alcohol were fueling the confrontation. People began crowding around Chandler’s grey Mitsubishi.
“I tried to get in the car and he got in and gassed it and kind of took off,” Green said.
Looking out his window across from the bar, Gary Bogumit saw Chelsie Robinson standing in front of the car.
“Yeah, in front of it and he kind of lunged forward and then he just took off and she ended up the road about 100 feet and he just kept on going,” Bogumit said.
Robinson suffered broken ribs, a broken leg and damage to her spleen.
Green says he and Chandler were scared for their lives.
“And unfortunately from him trying to escape and get away, somebody got hurt bad and it’s terrible – it’s just a terrible situation all the way around.”
Green says his friend should not have left the scene and he has no idea what started the argument.