The Sacramento Police Department is looking for help in finding the driver involved in a hit-and run crash that left a 61-year-old man with serious injuries Friday afternoon.
The man was found by officers on the sidewalk of North 14th Street just south of North B Street at around 12:30 p.m., a department press release said. The location is near the Loaves and Fishes homeless shelter. Officers aren’t sure if the victim is homeless, said Linda Matthew, a department spokeswoman.
The man was sent to the hospital while the department’s major collision unit took over the investigation. Detectives believe a car that was going northbound on North 14th Street struck the man as he was walking near the sidewalk on the west side of the street, the press release said. The driver briefly stopped before taking off toward North B Street and onto North 16th Street.
Police are looking for witnesses who may have seen a dark blue or green sedan in the area when the crash took place. The car is possibly a late ‘90s to early 2000s model BMW with damage to its front left side. Police are also interested in other cars that have damage to the driver’s side and windshield, Matthew said.
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A car photographed by traffic cameras on North 16th Street and Richards Boulevard, heading towards Highway 160, appears to be the suspect vehicle, police said.
Anyone with information regarding the hit-and-run crash can contact the Sacramento Police Department via the Hit-and-Run Tip line at (916) 808-6030, dispatch center at (916) 264-5471, or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or submit an anonymous tip using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.