Phoenix Firefighter Suspected in Hit-And-Run

A Phoenix firefighter reportedly hit a child in north Phoenix and then fled the scene.A Phoenix firefighter is reportedly being accused of hitting a child and fleeing the scene of the alleged crime on October 1, according to reports.

March Nehrenz, a 56-year-old Phoenix resident, was stopped by police forces near 29th Avenue and Bell Road in Phoenix after witnesses contended he drove away after hitting a child on inline skates with his car on Saturday, October 1.

The Arizona Republic News reports that witnesses told police deputies Nehrenz was driving a truck at the time of the alleged accident. Further, documents from the Maricopa County Superior Court asserted the child was skating through a crosswalk when he was apparently hit.

Some witnesses at the scene reportedly stayed with the child, while others followed the white truck, according to The Associated Press. The child reportedly suffered a fractured hip as a result, and was later taken to a hospital for medical assessment and treatment.

A spokesperson for the Phoenix Fire Department, Captain Scott Walker, confirmed Nehrenz is a firefighter with the department. He declined to comment further on the matter and the pending investigation.

Police deputies are investigating the alleged incident, and they believe Nehrenz was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident.