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Police investigate whether same driver is responsible for multiple hit-and-runs

Mar 19, 2024, 7:15 AM

Several hit and runs under investigation....

Several hit-and-runs are under investigation, as the driver may have been targeting victims. (KSL TV)

(KSL TV)

SALT LAKE CITY — Police confirmed Monday they were investigating whether the same driver was responsible for multiple hit-and-run collisions.

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Anh Pham, 26, was arrested last week after a hit-and-run collision near 600 W. North Temple in which investigators wrote that it appeared the driver was “targeting” pedestrians.

The woman who was hit was left with critical injuries, according to Salt Lake City police.

According to a jail probable cause statement, detectives were able to piece together remnants of the car left at the scene, video evidence and data from a license plate reader to track down a 1999 Toyota Avalon driven by Pham that had damage police said was “consistent with a pedestrian strike.”

Pham told officers it wasn’t him or that he did not remember the collision, court documents stated.

He was booked on suspicion of felony aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury and failure to remain at an accident involving serious injury.

The arrest followed other recent unsolved hit-and-runs in Sandy and Sugar House.

On Feb. 24, Jocelyn Peirce and her 16-year-old daughter Madalyn were walking north on the shoulder of 1700 East near 11490 South when police said a white car struck them and left the scene.

On Feb. 28, Martha Knudsen and Janette Brummett said they were walking near the intersection of Douglas Street and Laird Avenue when a white sedan hit them from behind.

“The car hit the accelerator and aimed right for us,” Knudsen told KSL TV in a March 1 report.

On Monday, SLCPD said in a joint statement they were investigating whether Pham was connected to multiple incidents.

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Police investigate whether same driver is responsible for multiple hit-and-runs