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Driver Sought In Downtown Hit-And-Run Incident

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police continue to investigate a hit-and-run accident that left a woman injured during rush hour on Tuesday evening in Downtown Pittsburgh.

The mishap occurred at the corner of Fifth and Penn Avenues as dozens of spectators looked on.

Officials say the victim was crossing the street after getting off of work at Fifth Avenue Place when she was struck and dragged by a car which sped off after the accident.

Eyewitness Florence McAdam of Castle Shannon said she saw about 15 guys chasing the woman driver, adding that people were coming from everywhere.

KDKA’s Ralph Iannotti reports:

“I really thought she was literally trying to kill her,” she said. “It was obvious she was trying to kill her.”

The injured woman told police that she was crossing the street when a car nearly hit her. She reportedly had words with the driver, who is accused of throwing something at her, spitting at her and then took off from the scene.

The pedestrian’s arm got stuck in the passenger-side window as she was being dragged, and pushed down the block.

“At one point, the lady fell. The only thing that kept her from going under the car was that her arm was rolled up in the window,” McAdam said.

KDKA’s Heather Abraham reports:

Pittsburgh police got a description of the car and the license plate number from eyewitnesses.

The vehicle that hit her was a bluish, silver Acura with the license plate HXM 4263.

Stay with KDKA for the latest developments.

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