• Driver charged in hit-and-run incident involving Pitt student

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    Pitt students told us this they've heard horror stories about people getting hit in the crosswalks on busy Fifth Avenue.

    "I've heard stories, definitely, even from professors," Carlee Mentecki, a Pitt student, said.

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    That's exactly what happened to a 20-year-old student on Sunday night. She was hit by a pickup truck around 7 p.m . at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and De Soto Street. 


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    Channel 11 has learned she broke her leg and had to have emergency surgery.

    Police just charged the driver, Jonathan Dulude, in the crash and not reporting it. 

    We've learned Dulude turned himself in on Monday after first allegedly fleeing the crime scene.

    In his interview with detectives, Dulude allegedly said "...he didn't know why he ran...he didn't see the pedestrian until after she was struck...and rolled over his hood.

    Dulude said he "...panicked and drove away...he knew it was the wrong thing to do...and that's why he was here...trying to make it right."

    Policed said Delude was not under the influence.


     

     

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