Driver Sought in Azusa Hit-and-Run That Left Pedestrian Seriously Injured

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An investigation was underway after a driver hit a pedestrian in Azusa and fled the scene on Thanksgiving Day, police said. (Credit: Loudlabs)

Police were asking for the public’s help Thursday in locating a driver that struck a 28-year-old man in Azusa on Thanksgiving Day and fled the scene.

The hit-and-run collision occurred near the intersection of South Irwindale and West McKinley avenues (map) shortly before 12:30 a.m., according to a news release from the Azusa Police Department.

Witnesses told police that the pedestrian appeared to be walking in a marked crosswalk when a vehicle traveling northbound on South Irwindale Avenue hit the man, the release stated.

The driver did not slow or stop, police said.

Paramedics from the Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived at the scene and treated the man for serious injuries before rushing him to a local hospital.

He was last reported to be in guarded condition.

The vehicle who hit him was described as a dark-colored or tan compact Mercedes-Benz, and likely had front-end damage sustained in the collision, according to police.

Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call the Azusa Police Department at 626-812-3200, or Azusa police Sgt. Randy Schmidt at 626-812-3210.