Man stuck by hit-and-run driver in Phoenix

A man is seriously hurt after being struck by a hit-and-run driver Tuesday night in Phoenix, the Phoenix Police Department reported.

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A 73-year-old man is seriously hurt after being struck by a hit-and-run driver Tuesday night in Phoenix, the Phoenix Police Department reported.

The crash happened in the area of 7th Avenue and Pima Street shortly before 10 p.m.

Police say a woman was driving a Toyota Tacoma southbound on 7th Avenue when she hit the man as he crossed Pima Street within the crosswalk. 

The woman stopped the truck after hitting the man, but then fled westbound on Pima Street. 

The Tacoma was then found by officers near 9th Avenue and Buckeye Road, abandoned in the road. The registered owner was contacted and claimed she had loaned the vehicle to a friend, police say.

The man who was struck remains in the hospital in extremely critical condition.

This investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6141 or to remain anonymous, they can contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS, or for Spanish speakers, call 480-TESTIGO.

 


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