Driver in custody after pedestrian hit with car in South City ov - KMOV.com

Driver in custody after pedestrian hit with car in South City overnight

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Police on Loughborough near Hampton Thursday (Credit: KMOV) Police on Loughborough near Hampton Thursday (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A person was hospitalized after being hit by a car in south St. Louis early Thursday morning.

The incident occurred around 4:00 a.m. near the intersection of Loughborough and Hampton. 

Police said the 21 year-old victim stated that he was involved in an altercation with the suspect over a woman. He then left the altercation on foot, heading south on Hampton. That;s when the victim said the suspect drove over a curb, partially off the road, and struck the victim. 

Police said the suspect, a 27 year-old man, attempted to flee the scene and struck another vehicle in the process. The suspect was arrested at the scene. 

The first victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

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