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POLICE: Louisville driver hit pedestrian, then drove away

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Travis J. Beaty (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Travis J. Beaty (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been arrested after police say he hit a pedestrian with his car, then drove away, leaving the man lying on the ground with serious injuries.

Police say it happened at the corner of Reality Trail and Vision Place, just south of the intersection of I-265 and Beulah Church Road, shortly before 7 a.m. on Tuesday.

According to an arrest report, 29-year-old Travis J. Beaty was driving a black 1998 Nissan Maxima when he hit the victim, then drove away without stopping to help.

Police say the victim was taken to University Hospital, "still unconscious with major head trauma and other injuries to be determined."

After officers secured the scene, Beaty allegedly walked up and asked what happened.

Police say they then discovered that he was the driver of the vehicle and had left the scene, returning home to park his vehicle in his driveway.

The vehicle had front bumper and hood damage, with a busted windshield, according to the arrest report.

"This damage was fresh with loose glass still laying on the vehicle," police say.

Beaty had a suspended Kentucky drivers license, according to the arrest report.

Police say he is charged with first degree assault, leaving the scene of an accident and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked operator's license.

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