PHOENIX — Authorities arrested a suspect in a hit-and-run accident
that injured two adults and a child last weekend in Peoria.
Maricopa County sheriff’s officials said 32-year-old Eric Nunez was booked into
jail Friday on suspicion of five felony charges, including fleeing the scene of
Nunez allegedly was driving the pickup truck that struck three
pedestrians on Saturday night.
A man and a 6-year-old boy weren’t seriously injured but authorities said the
child’s mother remains hospitalized in fair condition.
The three were walking their bicycles in the dirt area of the west shoulder
when they were hit.
Detectives found the truck on Wednesday, which led to Nunez’s arrest.