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Driver who hit Pontiac pedestrian, fled scene sought

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Oakland County Sheriff’s officials are seeking a driver accused of striking a pedestrian in Pontiac this week then leaving the scene.

Investigators learned a 2009 Chevrolet Impala was traveling south in the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard curb lane near Featherstone when it hit a 40-year-old resident at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.

“It is unknown if the pedestrian was crossing or walking in the roadway when he was struck,” the release read. “The crash occurred in a non-crosswalk area.”

The driver of the Chevrolet fled on foot, leaving the car in the roadway, sheriff’s officials said.

Paramedics transported the pedestrian to McLaren Regional Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition Friday night.

Witnesses told authorities they saw two young females near the crash scene being picked up in a white SUV before deputies arrived.

Investigators still are seeking the driver, who has been identified as a Pontiac resident.

A $1,000 reward is being offered for tips leading to her arrest. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.