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Dave Dutra Seriously Injured After Being Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver

Van O'Steen

January 2, 2020

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Apache Junction, Arizona—Dave Dutra was riding his bike near Meridian Road and Southern Avenue when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver. The impact launched him into the air. The vehicle immediately fled the scene.

According to his wife, Julie Dutra, the car drove onto the shoulder to get around a slower-moving truck when it collided with him.

Mr. Dutra suffered extensive injuries, including a concussion, torn spleen, fractured wrist and nearly-detached ear. He returned to the hospital after initially being discharged and was told he suffered a stroke.

Witnesses describe the vehicle that struck Mr. Dutra as white with its passenger side window ripped off.

We wish Mr. Dutra and speedy and complete recovery from these horrific injuries.

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