Police: Driver surrenders in hit-and-run

Updated at 6:45 p.m.

After striking a pedestrian near the West Chester University campus a little after midnight on Sunday, Oct. 25, a driver fled but surrendered with his attorney later the same day, said West Goshen Township Police.

West Goshen Township Police are seeking the public's help to identify the driver of a minivan involved in a hit-and-run.

West Goshen Township Police say the driver of this minivan was involved in a pedestrian hit-and-run on South High Street in West Chester.

Police responded at 12:29 a.m. to the crash, which occurred on South High Street near Norfolk and Rosedale Avenues. The pedestrian, identified as Sayid Murphy, 21, of Philadelphia, was found in the center turn lane of South High Street and taken to Paoli Hospital Trauma Center with serious injuries, a police press release said.

The striking vehicle,  a green Dodge Caravan minivan, was seen leaving the scene, headed south on South High Street toward Route 202, with damage to the driver's side and a missing driver's side mirror, the release said. Police said they now have the vehicle in their garage for inspection, and an interview with the driver, whose name has not been released, is pending.

Anyone with information related to this ongoing investigation  is asked to contact police at 610-696-7400.



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