MCC teacher in critical care following hit and run

April 16, 2014

scott_dumasBy Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. 

UPDATED. PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — Mason County Central Middle School teacher and local businessman Scott Dumas was the victim of Wednesday afternoon’s hit and run crash. The 50-year-old Amber Township resident was walking through the Shop-N-Save parking lot around 4 p.m. when he was struck by a car driven by a Ludington man. The driver left the scene. His car was later found at a residence in the 600 block of North Delia Street in the City of Ludington, where he was arrested by Ludington Police Department with alcohol-related charges.

Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole said the man, whose age was not yet known, will face other charges as well.

Dumas was taken to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital by Life EMS ambulance and later transported by Aeromed helicopter to a Spectrum Health hospital in Grand Rapids. Family members have reported that he has suffered a skull fracture with blood on the brain and has a broken leg. He has been sedated and is in critical care.

The driver’s vehicle has been impounded and is being investigated by sheriff’s detectives.

Mason County Undersheriff Jody Hartley said he did not know the condition of the victim but said he was conscious when taken from the scene. Hartley said they expected to apprehend the driver.

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