Hit-and-Run Driver Sought After Pedestrian Critically Injured in Santa Monica: Police

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Police are searching for a driver involved in a crash that left a pedestrian critically injured in Santa Monica early Sunday morning.

Santa Monica police are searching for a Toyota Camry believed to be involved in a hit-and-run crash on March 5, 2017. (Credit: SMPD)

The male pedestrian was struck in the 2400 block of Nielson Way about 1:20 a.m. Sunday. Santa Monica police found the pedestrian lying in the street, unresponsive and with significant head trauma.

The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital for treatment and was in critical condition, the Santa Monica Police Department said in a news release on Monday.

The driver fled the scene.

Police described the suspect vehicle as a silver, 4-door, possible 2012-2016 Toyota Camry.

Santa Monica police are searching for a Toyota Camry believed to be involved in a hit-and-run crash on March 5, 2017. (Credit: SMPD)

The vehicle may have substantial front end damage to the driver’s side, police said.

The crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with information was asked to call Officer S. Pace at 310-458-8993.