Trial begins for alleged driver in 2012 hit-and-run


by Your Alaska Link News Team

ANCHORAGE-A man is on trial for his alleged involvement in a 2012 hit and run. Luke Jerde sat before several witnesses, all remembering one night that left one man in police custody and another hospitalized.

More than a handful of witnesses took the stand in the case against Jerde Tuesday.
The alleged incident happened at the intersection of Tudor Road and Arctic Blvd. Gerald Silliman is one of the first drivers to stop during the commotion, "I did see the person, I anticipated him dying," he said.

Police say Zachary Mohs was hit by a red pontiac fiero as he tried crossing the busy intersection.    Zachary Quine says he was biking home when he sees this happen. He says he saw a man do two summersaults off the hood of a vehicle on impact.

The defense argues it may have been hard for some of the witnesses to actually know what they saw because it was dark and raining.

Mohs suffered head injuries and has to have his leg amputated.

There is still plenty of expert testimony and evidence to present to the jury.They will also Decide if Jerde is guilty for failure to render aid.

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