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Woman Run Over in Downtown Hit and Run

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    Woman Run Over in Downtown Hit and Run

    NBC 7's Danica McAdam reports from the scene of the crash. (Published Friday, March 15, 2019)

    A driver was stopped by police blocks away from where he ran over a pedestrian crossing a Downtown roadway.

    The San Diego Police Department said an 85-year-old man in a large truck was driving on A street just after 11 a.m. when he hit the woman. A witness said the driver stopped momentarily and then drove away from the scene.

    "He drove over her and dragged her underneath the truck probably for 12 feet and then he stopped over her for two or three seconds and continued to drive over her," witness Aiden Fries told NBC 7.

    Fries was in town with family from Kansas.

    Other witnesses told NBC 7 the driver appeared to be confused.

    Police found the driver blocks away and pulled him over and questioned him. SDPD has not said if the man has been arrested.

    The victim, a 53-year-old woman, suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital.

    According to witnesses, a Good Samaritan pulled over to help the victim after the crash but left his car, which had his three kids inside, in neutral gear and it rolled down the hill.

    An employee at a nearby gas station ran and stopped the car and prevented in collisions.

    No other information was available.

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