Victim of bus-stop crash urges driver to turn himself in

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PHOENIX -- One of the three victims of a horrific crash at a bus stop last week says spoke out Sunday, saying she would like to see the stop moved to a safer location.

Latica Taylor, 38, and two co-workers were at a bus stop on 67th Avenue near Camelback Road when an SUV came barreling toward them. The driver fled the scene.

"It was chaos," she said. "I said 'I can't lay here on 67th Avenue and Camelback and die.'"

Taylor suffered a fractured leg and some bruises.

The driver initially stopped about got out of the SUV. He told witnesses he'd just been released from the hospital and then hopped back into vehicle and sped away.

"Just turn yourself in," Taylor said the that man. "It might not be as bad as you think it's going to be."

The driver is described as a black man about 30 years old. His SUV, a white 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe had the Arizona license plate ARV4480.

Taylor hopes the man comes forward, she's just thankful she and her co-workers survived.

"One thing I do know -- that could have been three funerals," she said.

Taylor the location of the bus stop is partially to blame for Tuesday's crash. She said cars often jump the curb, going on to say that she would like to see the bus stop moved to somewhere safer.

Anyone with information on where police might find the driver or the Santa Fe should call the Phoenix Police Department or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (948-6377).