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Hit And Run Victim Glad Suspected Driver Turned Himself In

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A suspect turned himself in to police after a hit-and-run crash over the weekend. The man behind the wheel allegedly barreled through the scene on Saturday and contacted authorities more than 24 hours later. A suspect turned himself in to police after a hit-and-run crash over the weekend. The man behind the wheel allegedly barreled through the scene on Saturday and contacted authorities more than 24 hours later.
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A suspect turned himself in to police after a hit-and-run crash over the weekend.

The man behind the wheel allegedly barreled through the scene on Saturday and contacted authorities more than 24 hours later.

At least one woman was hurt as a result of the crash. Jackie Babcock is covered in stitches and her car was crushed at both ends.

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About 6 p.m. Saturday, Babcock was headed east on SW 19 Street near Santa Fe Avenue in Moore to meet up with her daughter, Charissa Rojas, at Okie Tonk to watch the game.

“She was at a dead stop and she said that she had just all of a sudden she felt a bang and had no idea what happened. And before she could even process that she realized she was hit again,” Rojas said.

The vehicle that rear-ended her mom had pushed her into oncoming traffic, where the second hit happened.

“There were no brake marks, there were no skid marks. The guy didn’t try to stop or slow down,” she said.

In fact, police said 47-year-old Saul Maldonado fled the scene, leaving Babcock with a gaping arm wound, several fractures and a car completely destroyed. Sunday night on News 9, Babcock's daughter pleaded with the driver to come forward.

“Just be a human and show some compassion and turn yourself in so that we can get this taken care of,” she said on Sunday.

As it turned out, Maldonado took her advice and contacted police after the 10 p.m. newscast late Sunday night and was issued tickets for inattention to driving and leaving the scene of an injury accident.

It was a glimmer of good news for the victim after such a painful ordeal.

“She’s very thankful that the man that hit her decided to come forward,” Rojas said about her mom.

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