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PD: 2 pedestrians struck in hit skip in Colerain Township

Second hit skip involving 2 pedestrians in a month
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Posted at 7:03 PM, Dec 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-17 20:05:23-05

CINCINNATI -- A driver hit two pedestrians Saturday in Colerain Township and fled the scene, according to Hamilton County Dispatch.

Police said the driver struck two people around 6:45 p.m. Saturday near West Galbraith Road and Colerain Avenue before driving away.

The pedestrians sustained minor injuries. 

There is no information at this time regarding the driver or the vehicle.

In a 911 call, a man, who said he was 76 years old, told the dispatcher two men stepped out in front of him and he hit one of them.

The caller said when he stopped to see if the pedestrian was okay, and the pedestrian did not want him to call anyone.

“I knocked him down, he got back up and I said, ‘Look let me call an ambulance.’ They said no,” the caller said. “I said, ‘Well let me call the police.’ They said no." 

This is the second hit-and-run crash involving two pedestrians in less than a month. A driver struck a mother and her three-year-old on Nov. 26 as they were crossing Vine Street to go to the zoo. 

This is a developing story, and WCPO will update with more information.