Pedestrian Struck in Hit-And-Run in Sparta

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SPARTA, NY- A suspect is in custody after a hit and run crash in Sparta sent a pedestrian to the hospital with minor injuries.

According to Sparta Police, On April 28, at approximately 10:01 PM, officers responded to the area of 100 Avon Rd for a reported hit-and-run vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.

“The pedestrian reported the suspect vehicle intentionally swerved toward him and struck him with the vehicle,” police said. “The pedestrian sustained minor injuries and was transported to Mayo Clinic – Sparta by personal vehicle.”

Investigators learned the suspect vehicle fled the scene but was located a short time later in the City of Tomah.

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“The Tomah Police Department arrested the driver, 40 year old Christopher Medina of Elroy, WI. Medina appeared in Monroe County Circuit Court on April 29,” the department said. “He received a $500 cash bond for 2nd Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety – Use of a Dangerous Weapon, and felony Hit and Run Causing Injury.”