PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - A Port St. Lucie man is accused of hitting and injuring a 40-year-old man and then fleeing the scene Tuesday evening.
Port St. Lucie police said Salvatore Finocchiaro, 66, hit a man walking along the 1800 block of SE Crowberry Dr. at 7:35 p.m.
Finocchiaro was riding a motorcycle when he struck the man, according to a police report.
Finocchiaro stopped to call police but left the scene when a bystander came by, the report states. Police said he did not wait until officials arrived before he left on his motorcycle.
When police arrived, they say a man was lying in the swale on the side of the road. The victim suffered a broken leg and a head injury that is not life threatening.
Officers tracked down Finocchiaro and arrested him. He is facing charges for failing to remain at the scene of a crash involving injuries.