Fresno police are on the lookout for a hit-and-run driver after a pedestrian was struck by a car and left in critical condition Wednesday night.
Around 8:20 p.m. officers arrived at the intersection of Belmont and Palm avenue and found the man lying in the road with severe head injuries, according to Lt. Steve Card.
Witnesses said the pedestrian was walking near the middle of intersection for around 10 minutes when a car, described as a two-door silver Sedan, was traveling east on Belmont Avenue. The car struck the victim and continued east on Belmont Avenue. The driver then turned around the block and came back to the scene to check on the victim. The driver then fled south on Palm Avenue.
The victim was taken to Community Regional Medical Center. The intersection remained closed late Wednesday as officers continued their investigation. Police said the car also had a missing tail light, and also appeared to have windshield damage from the crash.
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Anyone with information is asked to call Fresno police at 559-621-7000.