Police: Driver fled after striking pedestrian she knew

Published 12:26 am Wednesday, May 3, 2017

GULFPORT (AP) — Authorities say they’ve arrested a motorist after she stuck a pedestrian she knew and fled the scene.

The Sun Herald reports the 38-year-old driver fled the scene following the crash in which she struck a 42-year-old man. The man was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Gulfport police Sgt. Josh Bromen says police arrested the woman after a foot chase in a wooded area. He says the driver and the victim knew each other.

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Authorities say they were still determining the charges the woman will face. Police haven’t released the identity of either the driver or the pedestrian.