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Driver hits 3 cars in Mesa, leaves crash scene

Posted at 10:31 PM, May 10, 2017

Some students and parents leaving Mesa High School are now searching for a driver who pulled a really pushy move on Monday.

The incident happened as classes were ending for the day and traffic began backing up on streets surrounding the school located near Stapley and Southern.

Mesa Police say around 3:30 p.m, a silver or gray Ford Fusion hit an SUV on Harris near 8th Avenue.

An alert student pulled out her cell phone to get a picture of the license plate for SnapChat.

"I was trying to help out and get everyone's license plate just in case someone does run off," said the student who did not want to be identified.

Seconds later, the student caught the Fusion on video squeezing between two cars, sideswiping both, and then taking off.

The Fusion was last seen heading West on 8th Avenue.
"It doesn't surprise me at all. That's the kind of activity that takes place here in the mornings before school and after school," said Eddie Maldonado, a parent of three students at Mesa High School.

The sideswipe left considerable damage behind. A Volvo suffered a side mirror and door damage.

Mesa Police say three vehicles were damaged in all.

No one was able to provide a good description of the driver, other than he was a male.

Police say, if caught, the driver could face penalties includin leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, running a stop sign among other violations.

It has Idaho plates that begin with "2C."

The vehicle will have damage to both sides.

Call Mesa Police with any information in the case; report number #20171280509