BOSTON – One man is dead and another is under arrest after a hit-and-run crash in Boston Wednesday afternoon.
Boston Police say a man in his 80s was crossing Commonwealth Avenue just before 1 p.m. Wednesday when a car hit him and continued driving. The man, who has not yet been identified, was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
“I just want to say one thing right…. accidents happen,” said suspect Phocian Fitts.
Boston 25 News reporter Drew Karedes found the suspect, 23-year-old Phocian Fitts of Brighton, who confessed that he did leave the scene after hitting the man.
“I was listening to my music and as I was driving I was driving too quick… I was driving too quick to the point where I couldn’t really stop and it was a green light. As the guy was walking, the light was green, I’m driving and pressing the horn, pressing the horn beep beep, it was either I was going to die and crash into a pole. When it came down to it accidents happen,” said Fitts.