Anchorage police have arrested a suspect in a hit-and-run collision which saw a driver reportedly run away from a vehicle after striking and injuring a woman in Fairview Thursday afternoon.
According to APD spokesperson Anita Shell, police were called at about 3:50 p.m. after the woman was struck by a Dodge SUV at 1934 Karluk St., slightly west of the Anchorage Senior Center.
Shell confirmed initial reports on the incident, in which the woman reported back pain and losing a lot of blood, but didn’t immediately have word on the woman’s condition.
“The driver hit the woman and ran off,” Shell said. "She was transported to a local hospital with injuries."
They tell me he's a relative of the owner of the vehicle. Charges are pending.
APD K-9 units were deployed in the area to conduct a brief search for the suspect, who was found in a home just a block from the crash. Officers at the scene say a man with mental disabilities related to the owner of the vehicle has been taken into custody in connection with the incident, with charges pending.
Anyone with information on the collision should call APD at 786-8900.
Channel 2's Dan Carpenter contributed information to this story.
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