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article imageRooftop ride for dead man

By Gar Swaffar     Jun 12, 2011 in Crime
Wichita - The occurrence of any accident and especially when a fatality is involved is always unpleasant and often a shock to those who live through the accident. In this case the shock may not have been as noticeable.
Dr. Mohammad Sarrafizadeh has been arrested for a failure to stop at the scene of an injury accident which occurred early Friday morning after he reportedly struck a man working at the side of the road.
As reported in the Wichita Eagle , Sarrafizadeh drove nearly three miles after striking the man who was working with a weed eater near the side of the road as reported on FoxNews.
The victim remains unnamed by the police at this time. After striking the victim with the minivan, Sarrafizadeh appears to have driven home and parked the van in his driveway. The van was followed by one motorist and several motorists and witnesses had called 9-1-1 to report the incident.
One neighbor stated he saw a vehicle pulling into the driveway "pretty quickly" with what looked like a person on top.
Living across the street from what is apparently the home of the owner of the minivan, is Almira Hammond. Hammond noted that she and her neighbors were stunned by what had happened.
The minivan in question had severe damages as reported by the police. After initially being struck by the van, the victim landed on the hood, broke partially through the windshield, which was also intensely cracked by the force of the blow and then continued until the body came to rest in the roof top luggage rack. The force of the strike also badly damaged the headlight assembly.
The Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office was in attendance at the scene of the home where the minivan was parked but has declined to comment.
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