On Sunday just before 9 p.m., a pedestrian was hit by a blue Dodge Dakota while walking along Southern Avenue between 30th and 41st avenues.
According to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, the driver’s headlights weren’t on when the accident occurred.
Witnesses told officials that the driver stopped at the scene for a short time to check on the injured person but he then got back into his pickup truck and fled the scene.
The victim suffered multiple broken bones and is currently hospitalized in critical condition, an MCSO spokesperson said.
The driver is described as being a white man, tall, thin build with dark short hair. At the time of the accident, the man was wearing a white tank top with a white T-shirt slung over his shoulder. He was also wearing blue Dickie-style pants.
His truck may have damage to the driver’s side.
Anyone with information about the accident is urged to contact MCSO at 602-876-1011 and reference report #17-036431.