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Arrest Made In Ft. Lauderdale Hit & Run

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Jose Sanchez arrested for hit and run that critically injured a man.
(Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Jose Sanchez arrested for hit and run that critically injured a man.
(Source: Broward Sheriff’s Office)

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A hit and run driver left a 53-year-old man fighting for his life in the hospital. Friday, police say they arrested the man responsible.

Police were led to Jose Sanchez, 47, after someone called around 6 PM Thursday wanting to report a delayed assault.

Upon being confronted by officials, Sanchez, a resident of Ft. Lauderdale, said that while he was driving in the area of Northwest 5th Avenue and West Broward Boulevard, he was attacked.

Officials, according to Fort Lauderdale Police, found a car matching the description police released Thursday in search for the driver. Also, the damage on the vehicle was consistent with damage from the crash.

Traffic Homicide Investigators responded to Sanchez’s home and confirmed the evidence recovered from the crash scene belonged to Sanchez’s car.

Sanchez was arrested Thursday and charged with leaving the scene of an accident with serious injuries as well as one count of tampering with evidence.

His bond is set at $7500.

Sanchez is accused of hitting Daniel Francis Driscoll, 53, Thursday December 26th at approximately 12:27 AM.

Driscoll, according to police, was attempting to cross West Broward Boulevard, not at a cross walk, from the south side of the road to the north side when the car, police say belongs to Sanchez, struck Driscoll.

Thursday afternoon police released the description of the car, 1996-2000 model 4-door green Honda, now said to belong to Sanchez.

Sanchez’s driver side view mirror hit Driscoll, throwing him to the ground, according to Fort Lauderdale Police.

Sanchez allegedly fled westbound on West Broward Boulevard.

Driscoll suffered life threatening injuries and was transported to Broward Health Medical Center, where he is listed in stable condition.

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