An elderly man was killed in Boston following a hit-and-run or as the driver told the local news, "When it came down to it accidents happen."

"I just want to say one thing right.... accidents happen," 23-year-old Phocian Fitts told Boston 25. "I was listening to my music and as I was driving I was driving too quick… I was driving too quick to the point where I couldn’t really stop and it was a green light. As the guy was walking, the light was green, I’m driving and pressing the horn, pressing the horn beep beep, it was either I was going to die and crash into a pole. When it came down to it accidents happen."

At first, police didn't have enough evidence to arrest Fitts, but after his confession to the local news, the took him into custody. He's charged with motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene of an accident after causing death.

Read more at Boston 25.

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