A woman was seriously injured when police said her brother ran her over with her car while trying to leave a bar early Sunday morning.
A witness who was at Luanne’s Route 68 bar early Sunday morning told Channel 11’s Timyka Artist that 25-year-old Raymond Cox arrived at the bar visibly intoxicated, so he wasn’t served.
The witness said, at this time, Cox became angry and got into a fight with his girlfriend, sister and others at the bar.
“He said, ‘I just spent $300 in Pittsburgh, why would I come here to be served alcohol?’” the witness said.
When he left the bar, police said Cox got into his sister’s car and tried to drive away.
As Cox was driving away, police said he struck his sister, 28-year-old Amanda Cox, while she ran after him. Witnesses at the scene told detectives that Raymond Cox got out of the car briefly, but then left.
“He came back and hit her from behind and it rolled. I think her head hit the windshield,” one witness said.
Officers later found the car, which had a smashed front windshield and a damaged front bumper, behind Raymond Cox’s home. Police then arrested Raymond Cox at a second location.
Amanda Cox was flown by medical helicopter to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital and was immediately placed in the intensive care unit. Hospital officials said she’s in critical condition.
Authorities said Raymond Cox is facing several charges, including aggravated assault while driving under the influence and causing an accident involving injury.