'Road rage gone wrong': Witnesses recount moments before and after downtown Fargo hit-and-run

FARGO - Two eyewitness accounts say the hit-and-run in downtown Fargo early Sunday morning, Aug. 12 was no accident. "Road rage gone wrong," said one witness to the incident that left Joe Swegarden, of Fargo, seriously injured. He didn't want to ...

FARGO - Two eyewitness accounts say the hit-and-run in downtown Fargo early Sunday morning, Aug. 12 was no accident.

"Road rage gone wrong," said one witness to the incident that left Joe Swegarden, of Fargo, seriously injured.

He didn't want to go on camera but wrote to WDAY-TV: "In no way did this look like an accident, it looked like road rage."

He goes on to describe how the car did stop initially for Swegarden, honked at him, then accelerated, hit him, then drove over him.

This story lines up with another person who was there that night.

She says the driver then got out of the car, yelled at the man they had just hit, then got back in.

Witnesses say after running over Swegarden in the Sixth Avenue and Roberts Street intersection, the car took off down Sixth Avenue going East. They then flagged down a car going in the same direction and told them to follow the driver that just hit Swegarden.

WDAY-TV spoke with an officer this weekend who says they caught up with the suspect that night, but no one was arrested.

WDAY-TV is still working to find out why that is. Police say they're still investigating.

Sanford says Swegarden has been upgraded to fair condition.