Officials say a hit-and-run driver hit a pedestrian in north Phoenix Wednesday before taking off from the crash scene.
Police responded to the area of 35th and Dunlap avenues around 10 p.m., after receiving reports of a 51-year-old man who was struck by a white, newer model pickup truck heading westbound on Dunlap Avenue.
Police believe the pedestrian was crossing mid-block when he was hit by the truck.
When firefighters arrived at the scene, it was discovered that the man suffered a head injury and the truck left the scene after the collision.
The man was taken to a local trauma center for treatment. He is in critical condition and authorities have not released his name.
In a recently released study by the Governors Highway Safety Association , Arizona ranked number one for pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 residents.
In Phoenix, pedestrian deaths are on a record pace for 2018.
Anyone with information about the incident or the suspect's whereabouts is urged to call 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.