Police search for hit-and-run driver

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Albuquerque police are hoping someone can help them track down a driver who hit a pedestrian and took off.

The hit and run happened on Central at Louisiana when a man was trying to cross the street. Witnesses told police the driver did not even stop.

“When he was trying to cross the street to go northbound across Central, a vehicle struck him,” Officer Daren DeAguero siad. “The vehicle did not wait at the scene it fled the area.”

The pedestrian was transported to UNM Hospital in critical condition. APD says his condition is stable.

Police are asking people to keep an eye out for a blue 2008 pickup truck with tinted windows, that has heavy front end damage. They also say the license plate number is possibly MAZ299.

APD said the pedestrian was not using the crosswalk.

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