A Davenport man was sentenced this week to up to five years in prison in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left three people injured in March.
Cody Robert Cummins, 26, pleaded guilty in July to serious injury by vehicle, a Class D felony; failure to stop at the scene of an accident, an aggravated misdemeanor; and two counts of failure to stop at the scene of an accident, a serious misdemeanor.
On Thursday, District Court Judge Joel Barrows sentenced him to up to five years in prison on the serious injury charge, up to two years on the aggravated misdemeanor, and 300 days in jail on each of the serious misdemeanor charges. The judge ordered that the sentences will be served at the same time.
An appeal bond was set at $5,000 cash-only.
According to an arrest affidavit filed by Davenport police in support of the criminal complaint:
At 5:23 a.m. March 15, Cummins was driving a 2005 Chevy Impala east on 3rd Street, approaching Division Street.
He was driving at speeds in excess of 70 mph three seconds before entering the intersection. Video surveillance and independent witnesses show that Cummins ran the eastbound red light at Division Street and drove into the path of a southbound SUV and northbound truck.
He crashed into both vehicles, causing injury requiring emergency treatment to both drivers. The passenger in Cummin’s vehicle also sustained serious injuries.
After the crash, Cummins fled the scene without offering aid to his injured, unconscious passenger or the two other drivers. He admitted that he was the driver and that he left the scene.
Cummins also was captured on video fleeing the scene, according to the affidavit.