SUV Driver Sought in Hit-and-Run Accident

From Times Staff Reports

Police are seeking the driver of a sport utility vehicle who fled Saturday night after hitting a 42-year-old pedestrian, leaving him in critical condition.

The pedestrian was crossing North Coast Highway at Viejo Street about 9:45 p.m. in a marked crosswalk when a northbound vehicle hit him, said Sgt. Bob Rahaeuser. The man was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

Police believe the vehicle sustained left front-end damage.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at (949) 497-0701.

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