ADPS Officials Intensify Search For Driver of Car Involved in Hit-And-Run

Police are searching for the driver of a car implicated in a hit-and-run.The Arizona Department of Public Safety (ADPS) is intensifying its search and investigation into an apparent automobile accident that occurred on Tuesday, October 11, in Tucson.

A representative from the Tucson Police Department and a spokesperson from the ADPS confirmed the agencies are cooperating as they endeavor to identify the driver of the vehicle purported to have been involved in the late evening car crash.

KVOA News reports ADPS officials are asking the public for its help in tracking down the operator of the vehicle. Police reports indicate that at 8:30 p.m. a person driving what is believed to be either a Mitsubishi or a small compact car struck a light green Subaru from behind.

The driver of the Subaru was reportedly traveling east on Interstate 10 near Palo Verde Road and as a result of the apparent vehicle collision, the driver of the former car lost control and drove over a guardrail, according to ADPS officials. The Subaru reportedly landed in the northbound lanes of Palo Verde.

The driver of the Subaru reportedly suffered significant injuries in the wake of the incident and was taken to University Medical Center for treatment, ADPS reports state. The other driver, however, allegedly fled the scene of the incident, according to witness reports.

The operator of the compact car is said to have exited I-10 following the apparent crash and traveled north on Palo Verde. ADPS officials asserted witnesses told police that a male was driving the vehicle and there was a female in the front passenger seat. The automobile reportedly sustained significant damage to its front-end on the left side.

There were 411 multi-vehicle car crashes in the state last year, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation’s 2010 Motor Vehicle Crash Facts report.