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Man charged with two crashes

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police said a Savannah man left the scene of two crashes with two young children in the car.

Southside Precinct Patrol officers responded to an injury crash at about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at White Bluff Road and Lee Boulevard. A white 2004 Impala had struck a tree.

Police said no one from the car was there, but witnesses said they had been picked up by another car. Blood was found in the back seat and the steering wheel was broken.

The Impala was identified as one that took off from an earlier crash involving a pickup truck at White Bluff Road and Stephenson Avenue.

The driver of the pickup that was hit by Impala told police that the driver had approached him and had alcohol on his breath and took off when he found out police were on their way, according to police. 

Police were told that a 6-year-old girl had been a passenger in the Impala about the time the child's mother and owner of the car, arrived at the crash. They demanded that the child be produced to how badly she was injured, and the girl was returned several hours later with a cut in her mouth and missing a tooth, according to a police news release.

The girl was taken to Memorial University Medical Center. She told police she was not using a seat belt or car seat at the time of the crash.

The driver of the Impala arrived at the hospital three hours later after complaining of injuries from the crash. About 45 minutes later, another child, age 3, arrived for treatment of injuries.

Police said Eric Jerrod Morgan, 30, of Savannah, is charged with two counts of hit-and-run, driving under the influence, and two counts of leaving the scene of an accident and first-degree child endangerment for failing to obtain medical treatment for his injured child. He remains hospitalized. 

SCMPD's Traffic Unit continue to investigate. 

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