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Man saved woman, hopes Manchester police will find hit-and-run driver
Abraham Santiago describes how he pushed a woman out of harm's way and was injured himself Sunday in a hit-and-run accident on Union Street in Manchester. (MARK HAYWARD / UNION LEADER)
The impact sent Abraham Santiago, 23, 10 feet up into the air and briefly knocked him out. The vehicle, described by witnesses as a dark-colored Explorer or Expedition, did not stop.
The incident happened about 2 a.m. Sunday at Union and Central streets. Santiago was at a party when his friend, Geanary Arroyo, 20, began crying and left the gathering.
She said she was just ahead of Santiago as they crossed Union Street, and didn't notice the vehicle until Santiago said something.
"I looked and I just saw lights," she said. "Then I was on the ground. I turned around and I looked and I saw the car hit him."
"It didn't even brake," she said of the SUV. "It just hit him and kept driving, like it was nothing."
Lt. Maureen Tessier said there were witnesses who confirmed Santiago's account.
Santiago believes the SUV was a 1998 Ford Expedition with a grille outlined in gold trim.
He's hoping the driver, if caught, will have insurance to cover his medical bills.
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