TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A man was arrested for a hit-and-run crash near the intersection of Golf Links Road and Swan Road in Tucson on Saturday, July 15, according to police.
The Tucson Police Department said 36-year-old Francisco Santos Dorame turned himself in after they 'began receiving multiple tips and leads as to the location of the vehicle' -- all thanks to a social media post that listed the vehicle details.
On Saturday night Tucson Fire crews responded to a serious injury hit and run collision on East Golf Links Road and North Swan Road. A white Ford truck was seen knocked out of the road and resting on its roof, police said. A man inside the overturned truck needed to be extricated out of the vehicle. He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Below is a description of the crash provided by the Tucson Police Department in an official release:
Detectives learned the adult male driver of a white 1997 Ford Ranger pickup truck was westbound on Golf Links Rd. on a green light through S. Swan Rd. Mr. Dorame was traveling eastbound on Golf Links in the median lane approaching N. Swan Rd. in a maroon 2003 Doge Ram 1500 truck. Mr. Dorame pulled into the outside left turn lane cutting off several vehicles that were waiting for westbound traffic to clear. He then made a northbound turn onto Swan Rd., striking the driver of the Ford broadside. The collision caused the Ford to roll and land on it roof on the northwest curb area. Mr. Dorame fled the scene northbound on Swan Rd.
The driver of the Ford remains in the hospital with significant injuries, police said.
Dorame was arrested and booked into the Pima County Jail. He is charged with aggravated assault with serious physical injury, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and leaving the scene of an injury accident.