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Phoenix hit-and-run driver stops only to pull victim off car’s hood

PHOENIX — Authorities in the Phoenix area are looking for a hit-and-run
driver who pulled an injured pedestrian from the hood of the driver’s car and
then fled the scene.

Chris Carpenter suffered a broken leg and numerous cuts in the Sunday evening
accident. The 19-year-old said he was crossing a street when he was
struck. He remembered rolling onto the windshield and getting stuck in its glass.

Maricopa County sheriff’s Deputy Joaquin Enriquez said a witness told
investigators that the driver stopped long enough to pull Carpenter off the

Carpenter recalled yelling at the driver to take him to a hospital but that the
man drove off.

Deputies were looking for a mid-1990s dark sedan with damage to its windshield
and its hood.


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