PHOENX (KSAZ) - Authorities in Phoenix say two women were seriously injured when they were struck by a car and that there then was an altercation between the driver and other people at the scene.
The collision happened early Friday morning near 27th and Northern Avenues.
According to police, the car jumped a curb and hit the women as they walked on a sidewalk. A third woman walking with them wasn't injured.
Police say the 35-year-old driver stated something hit his car's windshield, which caused him to hop the curb -- that's when he hit the women. He pulled over as soon as he could, but then things became heated between him and some of the other people who were at the crash scene, so he ran to a gas station down the street until police arrived.
"The witnesses believed the driver was attempting to flee and a fight started. The driver fled to a nearby service station to wait for police arrival," stated Officer James Holmes.
The women, ages 23 and 24, were transported to an area hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
"The driver showed no indications of impairment and he was cited for failing to control his car and released. There were no injuries or charges reported concerning the fight," explained Holmes.
No names have been released in this case.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.