Man charged in hit-and-run pedestrian crash

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Police say they arrested the driver in a pedestrian hit-and-run crash in downtown Harrisburg.

Rome Andrew Potts, 32, is charged with aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI and related charges.

Officers who responded Sunday morning to 2nd and Chestnut Street said they found an unconscious man laying on the street.

Investigators determined he was crossing the street when he was struck by a dark-colored Buick driven by Potts.

Investigators said the man was struck so hard he became airborne and landed near a parked vehicle.

The Buick was found abandoned nearby on Market Street. Potts was found nearby running south on Front Street.

The victim is in serious condition at Hershey Medical Center.

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