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Omaha police arrest man for hitting a pedestrian and fleeing

Posted: 11:01 AM, Jan 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-15 12:33:13-05
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OMAHA, Neb — Omaha officers have arrested Johnathan Pulec, 28, for hitting a pedestrian with his vehicle and then fleeing the scene on January 6.

The pedestrian, William McKnight, was walking near the intersection of Northwest Radial Highway and Hamilton Street, where he was struck by a vehicle. The vehicle drove off immediately after the collision.

A witness said she didn't see the collision, but heard what she described as a loud bang and looked up to see McKnight lying on the street. She described the possible run vehicle as a dark colored sedan.

The police department tweeted that thanks to a crime stop tip and followup by department traffic investigators, they found the vehicle and the driver involved in the hit and run.

Police arrested Puler for Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident, Careless Driving, and Texting While Driving. His mug shot is not available at this time as investigators continue to conduct photo lineups in this investigation.

McKnight suffered a broken leg and injuries considered serious, but not life threatening.