Surveillance catches Ambridge hit-and-run; Driver, 18, charged

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AMBRIDGE, Pa. - Remarkable surveillance images helped police catch a man accused of a hit-and-run in Ambridge early Wednesday morning.

According to police, Nishawn J. Stevenson, 18, is facing multiple charges including aggravated assault with a vehicle.

Investigators said Stevenson picked up two underage girls around 4:30 a.m. and drove through multiple towns before going back to Ambridge.

The girls said Stevenson was “driving like a maniac” the whole time, Ambridge police Chief Jim Mann said.

Mann said around 7:30 a.m., Stevenson nearly hit another car near the intersection of Merchant and Sixth streets. A short time later, Stevenson and that car met again a few blocks away and a passenger got out confronting him, police said.

Investigators said that’s when Stevenson accelerated and intentionally struck the victim. Police said the victim held on to Stevenson’s windshield as he drove down the street.

Eventually, Mann said, the victim was thrown from the car and Stevenson ran over him.

The victim suffered several injuries, including internal bleeding. The girls in the car also suffered minor injuries.

Stevenson was not hurt and remains in jail.