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Fort Lauderdale police want to speak with driver who ran over woman at gas station

Police say driver approached victim, but left before authorities arrived

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Fort Lauderdale police said they want to speak with the driver of an SUV who ran over a 57-year-old woman last month at a Chevron gas station.

The incident was captured on surveillance video just before 4:45 p.m. June 22 at the Chevron at 2330 S. Federal Highway. 

The video shows a black Jeep backing up in an effort to line up with a pump, when the driver runs over a woman.

Police said the woman was knocked down and run over by both the rear and front passenger-side tires.

The video shows the driver getting out of the SUV and approaching the victim. 

The victim then stands up and walks toward the sidewalk along Federal Highway.

"Watching the accident was shocking to see it happen," Johnny Butler, who manages a nearby business, said. "It was also interesting because the guy who hit her actually stuck around for 10 to 15 minutes."

Police were later called to the scene by people who saw the woman, identified as Diana Martin, sitting on a nearby bus bench with head injuries.

Martin told responding officers that she had been struck by a vehicle. Police said she was taken to Broward Health Medical Center to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said they want to speak with the driver and a man in a silver Toyota sedan who witnessed the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Peggy Roddy at 954-828-6400 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. 

It's unclear whether the driver will face charges. 


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