Farmers Insurance Adjuster Jeff Dunavant Hits Bicyclist Then Leaves
St. Paul girl hit on bike by insurance adjuster
A girl turned into a detective after she was hit by a car while riding her bicycle on Lexington Avenue in Shoreview.
"I was so scared I was underneath a car. I was pounding on the front of the car trying to make it stop," said 13-year-old Sydney Carlson.
Sydney said the driver stopped, got out, and even apologized to her.
"But he didn't really help me. He didn't offer to call 911 or anything and he didn't help me up," she said.
She said she turned around to call her father, but then the driver took off. Fortunately, Sydney remembered the Farmer’s Insurance logo on the side of the car.
"To leave and you're with an insurance company? It made me kind of like what the heck is wrong…I was very upset," said Sydney’s father Joel Carlson.
Joel contacted Farmer’s Insurance, who discovered the driver was insurance adjuster Jeff Dunavant.
A Farmer’s Insurance spokesperson told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, "the company is thoroughly investigating the accident and will take whatever action they deem necessary."
"They are people that should know about exchanging information and that never happened," Joel said.
Sydney was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and only suffered scrapes and bruises.
The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department is investigating.
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