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Driver Charged for Allegedly Hitting Pedestrian

SCRANTON — A man faces an assault charge after a crash that hurt a pedestrian in Scranton on Monday.

Authorities said Santos Loja admitted he reached down to grab his phone just before he hit a woman on Cedar Avenue.

Authorities in Scranton said the victim has multiple broken bones.

They also said Loja, who is originally from Ecuador, doesn’t have a driver’s license.


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