A Boston man admitted on-camera to a TV crew he hit a pedestrian with his car and left him for dead. His name? Phocian Fitts. His excuse? “People hit-and-run people all the time.”
The 23-year-old hit an 80-year-old man at a cross-walk with his jeep, hard enough to send him through the air 20-feet. He was pronounced dead later at the hospital. Could he have survived if Fitts stopped to help? We’ll never know.
Fitts, who is an Uber driver, said he was on his way to pick up a rider, and wasn’t drinking or on drugs at the time, but did admit he was driving too quick. By his reasoning, he had a green light and honked his horn several times. It was either hit the pedestrian or crash his car into a pole.
So why wasn’t Fitts arrested right away? Police had questioned him but said they didn’t have enough information to charge him. Funny, because Fitts had no problem talking to reporters.
Minutes after his TV interview aired, admitting to the hit-and-run, he was finally brought in: