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Police: Driver fled after striking pedestrian she knew

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.

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.