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Police arrest tow truck driver after alleged hit and run involving traffic flagger


Police arrested and charged a truck driver after he allegedly hit a traffic flagger and fled the scene.

The incident occurred on September 28 just after 4 p.m.


According to a report by authorities, the truck driver was towing a car at an intersection near the Water Street Bridge construction site in Hellertown. He allegedly disregarded the traffic flagger's directions and made a left turn.


Police said that the driver struck the flagger with the front right passenger side of the truck. The driver continued down the street and left the scene, said police. 


Police said they took accounts from witnesses and the driver was summoned to return to the scene. Upon arrival, the driver was taken into custody, police said.


The flagger was taken to the hospital for medical evaluation.


There's no word on the severity of injuries.


The driver was charged and released on $8,000 unsecured bail.



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