Titusville police maintain sergeant did not leave scene after hitting pedestrian with car

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TITUSVILLE, Fla. - The family of a man who was struck by a Brevard County police sergeant is speaking out for the first time since the accident happened Saturday night.

Two witnesses told Channel 9 they didn't see Sgt. James Sellers at the scene after he struck 20-year-old Robert Rajah, but a Titusville police officer is saying the sergeant was there.

The first 911 call from the accident came from Sellers, who did not indicate what caused the accident or why he let his wife drive his minivan away from the scene.

"I just hit a guy in a, ahhh, I just hit a guy," Sellers can be aheard telling 911 dispatchers.

Titusville police said an officer arrived on the scene three minutes later and met with Sellers, but by then, his vehicle was gone.

Police would later find the vehicle back at Sellers' home.

Sellers' personnel file from Brevard County shows three decades of positive reviews. It also shows an intimate knowledge of Florida laws, laws which only require a driver to stop and render reasonable aid, something Sellers did when he called 911, even if he then allowed his vehicle to be driven away.

But while Titusville police maintain Sellers remained at the scene, none of the other released 911 calls indicate his presence, and two witnesses told Channel 9 they didn't see him there.

"We have a guy laying in the ground. We think he got hit by a car," one witness can be heard saying to 911 dispatchers.

The victim's family told WFTV on Tuesday that Rajah remains in critical condition.

Authorities said Rajah was not in a crosswalk at the time of the accident and Sellers is not yet facing charges.

Police said blood samples should have been taken by paramedics at the scene, although the results will not be available for two weeks.