Driver in Robbinsdale hit-and-run says he thought he hit a deer

Driver in Robbinsdale hit-and-run says he thought he hit a deer Photo: KSTP-TV

December 07, 2018 02:50 PM

The man who allegedly hit a pedestrian in Robbinsdale Monday, then drove away from the scene told authorities he thought he hit a deer.

Police responded to a report of a crash at the intersection of County Road 81 and 41st Avenue North at about 9:54 p.m. Monday.


Upon arrival, authorities found a pedestrian with injuries. The pedestrian, who was later identified as 34-year-old Ahmed Mohamed Said, was taken to North Memorial for treatment. Hospital officials said he is in serious condition.

RELATED: Pedestrian injured in Robbinsdale hit-and-run crash

The driver, identified as 44-year-old Telly Lamonte Nickens, turned himself in Wednesday.

RELATED: Police: Driver in Robbinsdale hit-and-run turns himself in

Nickens told authorities he thought he hit a deer as he was driving through Robbinsdale the night of the incident.

Nickens said he was traveling northbound on County Road 81, struck Said who he thought was a deer, then turned onto 42nd Avenue/Lake Drive. Nickens told authorities he pulled over and stopped to look back, but said he did not see anything and so continued on his way.

A search warrant has been requested for ambulance run records related to the collision to continue the investigation.

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