Phoenix police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that critically injured one person Monday night.
A man was arrested in the hit-and-run that critically injured his passenger on the evening of Monday February 24, according to police. The driver has been identified as Ryan Weber.
Police said 27-year-old Ryan Weber was driving his 1996 Volvo westbound on Southern Avenue and tried to turn left onto 7th Avenue.
As he was turning, he failed to yield to oncoming traffic and crashed into a truck driven by a 51-year-old man.
According to Phoenix police, Weber then ran from the scene. The passenger in Weber’s vehicle, who was sitting in the front seat, was taken to a local hospital in extremely critical condition.
The driver of the truck, whose injuries were not reported, remained on the scene. His identity has not yet been released. Police said it was determined that the driver of the truck was not impaired at the time of the crash. Because Weber fled, police were unable to ascertain whether he was impaired.
Detectives arrested Weber the next day in Tempe on charges of leaving the scene of a serious injury crash. The investigation is ongoing. The Phoenix Police Department is handling the investigation at this time. All areas of distracted driving will be investigated. The Phoenix PD will also investigate to see if weather or speed contributed to the accident.