Teen suspect in hit-and-run turns himself in to policePosted: Updated:
PHOENIX --A 16-year-old driver has turned himself in after allegedly hitting another student in the parking lot of Moon Valley High School and then leaving the scene.
Hit and run
Teen suspect in hit-and-run turns himself in to police - A 16-year-old driver has turned himself in after allegedly hitting another student in the parking lot of Moon Valley High School and then leaving the scene.
It happened Friday evening at about 6:00.
The teen reportedly had just dropped off a teammate for football practice and was leaving the lot when he hit that other student. That student, believed to be 15, rolled onto the hood and slammed into the windshield before bouncing off the car. He was in serious condition when he was rushed to the hospital.
Police said that's when the teen driver left the scene.
Sources tell 3TV the suspect is also a member of the school's football team. There reportedly was another teen in the passenger seat of the 1990s Chevy Impala at the time of the wreck.
Officers spent Friday evening talking to witnesses, but urged the driver to come forward, which he eventually did.
Investigators are not releasing the names of anyone involved in the wreck, and so far have not made any arrests.
Police want to remind people that leaving the scene of a wreck in which somebody was injured is a felony.