Driver in custody after injuring pedestrian and hitting vehicle in South Memphis

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Police Department confirms a driver is in custody after allegedly injuring a pedestrian and hitting a vehicle in South Memphis.

Police responded to a hit-and-run at 4:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of S. Lauderdale.

Witnesses said one man fell out of a white SUV and was run over by it as he tried to get back inside.

"He was trying to get in the car, but when he backed back, it smacked him and he fell on the ground," said Lexus Peeples.

They said he didn't appear to be seriously injured, but was taken to the hospital anyway.

"He was trying to holler at us and we’re best friends, so we was like, ‘No, we straight,'" said Breanna Griffin.

Officers got behind the driver responsible for the crash.

The driver refused to stop and hit another vehicle on I-55 and Third.

The pedestrian was transported to the hospital in non-critical condition.

The occupant in the vehicle that was hit on I-55 and Third was also transported to the hospital in non-critical condition.

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