PD: PHX hit-and-run driver leaves pedestrian injured and paralyzed

Posted at 1:17 PM, Nov 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 06:12:57-05

PHOENIX — A hit-and-run driver is accused of leaving the area without getting help for a pedestrian that is now paralyzed.

Phoenix police report that on November 14, they responded to 43rd Avenue and Thomas Road for a hit-and-run crash.

Police say a 31-year-old man was crossing the street when a woman driving a Toyota Camry struck him. Court records show that the man suffered a broken left arm and is now paralyzed from the neck down.

Witnesses at the scene gave police a description of the driver, later identified as 40-year-old Emma Mae Marcum.

Marcum allegedly called the police saying her car was stolen. However, witnesses identified her as the person driving the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Court records show that Marcum eventually admitted to hitting the man and falsely saying her car was stolen.

She has been charged with leaving the scene of an injury accident, and forgery.