- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - An eastern Pennsylvania man remains in a coma after pushing his girlfriend from the path of a driver jailed in what police are calling a drunken hit-and-run accident.

Samantha Anthony says she and Jeremy Magditch were leaving a Bethlehem pizzeria about 2 a.m. Friday when both saw a pickup coming down the street toward them.

Anthony says her boyfriend “jolted” her out of the way, but was hit by the truck which police say was driven by 30-year-old Kendell Ritz.

Ritz, who police later identified as the driver, has been jailed on charges including drunken driving and felony hit-and-run and faces a preliminary hearing Oct. 9. His attorney didn’t immediately return a call Thursday.

Police say Magditch remains in critical condition in a medically induced coma while doctors hope swelling on his brain subsides.

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