A man was struck by a car while walking along a Hemet street Saturday evening, officials reported.
Hemet police officers are looking for a hit-and-run suspect who ran down a pedestrian around 7:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Yale Street.
Responding officers determined the critically injured man was a pedestrian who was the victim of a hit-and-run incident.
“Passing motorists found the man lying in the road,” Cpl. Frank Pitetti of the Hemet Police Department said. “He is in very serious condition and we need help from the community to track down the suspect.”
The suspect driver and vehicle were gone when officers arrived at the scene.
The 54-year-old Hemet resident sustained life-threatening injuries and was flown by Mercy Air to Riverside Regional Medical Center, according to a Hemet police press release.
“The area the man was struck is generally not a very busy area,” Cpl. Pitetti said.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Hemet Police Department’s traffic bureau at 951-765-3725.
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