TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Tampa police arrested a man who allegedly hit a pedestrian Monday evening and then drove away.

Samuel Gavin Leppert allegedly hit the pedestrian in the 3000 block of West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and then drove away, police said. He was arrested later Monday evening and charges are pending.

Samuel Gavin Leppert (Courtesy: Tampa Police Department)

The man who was hit was taken to a hospital with “significant” injuries but is expected to be OK, according to police.

Westbound Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in the area of Gomez Avenue reopened before 11 p.m., according to police.

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