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Port St. Lucie man charged with hitting pedestrian, fleeing scene

Posted at 11:08 AM, Mar 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-14 17:15:49-04

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.