A 73-year-old pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle in a Seventh Avenue crosswalk in a hit-and-run collision, police said.
A man was crossing Pima Street when a vehicle traveling southbound on Seventh Avenue struck him at about 8:46 p.m. on Tuesday, Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson said in a news release.
The man was transported to the hospital with numerous injuries and remains in extremely critical condition, the release stated.
The driver’s vehicle, a 1996 Toyota Tacoma, was later found abandoned in the roadway by patrol officers near Ninth Avenue and Buckeye Road. The registered owner of the vehicle was contacted, and she claimed to police she lent the vehicle to a friend, according to the news release.
This investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about the crash can contact Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6141. To remain anonymous, contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (480-948-6377) or 480-TESTIGO (480-837-8446) for Spanish.
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