SALT LAKE CITY — Police arrested a driver who they say hit and critically injured a man standing in the road at Main Street in Salt Lake City on Wednesday.
Todd Smith, 49, was arrested for investigation of hit-and-run and driving under the influence, according to Salt Lake police.
According to Salt Lake police detective Michael Ruff, the vehicle fled after the crash near 100 S. Main. The accident occurred about 3:45 p.m. Witnesses told police the man who was hit had been standing in the street, Ruff said.
"In this case, we had somebody standing in the roadway. Obviously not a real safe idea. You're going to lose against a car. So we urge pedestrians to make sure they stay out of the roadway, use crosswalks, watch for cars," Ruff said. "And then obviously we ask drivers to make sure that they're paying attention and looking in the crosswalks, and stopping for people if they are there."
The man who was hit went to a local hospital with critical injuries that weren't considered life-threatening, according to police.
Late Wednesday evening, Salt Lake police originally tweeted that they arrested a different man. They later corrected that tweet and said they had arrested Smith.
Salt Lake police also arrested another man Wednesday in connection to a separate hit-and-run in March.
Glenn Terrell Reedy was arrested for investigation of failure to remain at an accident involving serious injury, according to court documents.
On March 2, police said Reedy struck a man who was walking in a lit crosswalk.
When police later found Reedy, he told them he "believed the (pedestrian) had hit him with something, cracking his window," according to an affidavit filed in support of his arrest.
The pedestrian was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, including a broken foot, collapsed lung and broken ribs, police said.
Correction: A previous version incorrectly reported Glenn Reedy, 55, was arrested for investigation of hit-and-run in connection to Wednesday's incident. Reedy was actually arrested Wednesday for a hit-and-run incident on March 2. Todd Smith, 49, was arrested in connection to Wednesday's hit-and-run.