Grady patient ID’d after hospital circulates her photo

A woman who was struck by a car last month in Midtown was identified Thursday after Grady Memorial Hospital circulated the patient's photo and asked the public for help.
A woman who was struck by a car last month in Midtown was identified Thursday after Grady Memorial Hospital circulated the patient's photo and asked the public for help.

Credit: Grady Memorial Hospital

Credit: Grady Memorial Hospital

Less than three hours after Grady Memorial Hospital released a photo of an unknown patient who was struck by a car last month in Midtown, the woman was identified.

Officials at the hospital circulated the woman’s photo to several media outlets Thursday morning in the hope someone would recognize her.

The woman, who appears to be in her 40s, was struck the evening of March 12 while walking in the 1700 block of Peachtree Street, hospital spokeswoman Denise Simpson said. She was unable to provide any information about who she is, where she lives or if she had family in the area.

Simpson said it isn’t often that Grady receives a patient they aren’t able to identify, adding it only happens once every three or four years.

“We have used media on past occasions with some success,” she said in an email.

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By 1 p.m., someone who recognized “Jane Doe” helped identify her, and the hospital was able to get in touch with the patient’s family.

Hospital officials said the woman was well-dressed at the time of the crash, though no purse or cellphone was found at the scene. Authorities fingerprinted the woman during her stay at the hospital but were unable to determine who she was before circulating her picture.

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