Suspect arrested in diner hit-and-run

Police: Passenger injured, left at scene

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OAKLAND PARK, Fla. - A man has been arrested after investigators said he crashed a truck into the overhang at the Peter Pan Diner and then ran away from the scene.

The crash occurred June 4 at the Peter Pan Diner at 1216 E. Oakland Park Blvd.

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The Broward Sheriff's Office said Christopher Harwood, 29, was driving a 26-foot Penske rental truck that crashed into an overhang, causing it to collapse on the cab of the truck and a white car parked partially beneath it.

BSO said Harwood was driving "at an excessive speed" and that he misjudged the height of the truck and the clearance of the overhang.

Harwood and an unknown passenger ran away from the scene, leaving behind a third man in the truck, who had head, leg and back injuries, BSO said.

The injured man required medical treatment.

Harwood was arrested Wednesday on charges including careless driving, failure to give information or render aid at a crash, failure to report a crash by the quickest means and leaving the scene of a crash with injuries. BSO said Harwood is a habitual traffic offender, was driving with a revoked license and was on probation at the time of the crash. Those circumstances resulted in charges of driving on a revoked driver's license as a habitual traffic offender and probation violation.

He was in the Broward County Main Jail on Thursday.

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