A pedestrian was seriously injured early Sunday in a car-pedestrian hit-and-run accident in southwest Lawrence.
According to a media release from Lawrence Police Capt. Paul Fellers, officers were dispatched to the 2700 block of Lawrence Avenue about 1:15 a.m. in reference to a leaving-the-scene injury accident. Witnesses at the scene said a vehicle traveling southbound on Lawrence Avenue struck a 32-year-old Lawrence woman and continued driving.
The woman suffered serious injuries and was transported by air ambulance to an area hospital. Additional information on the victim was not available Sunday night.
As of Sunday night the suspect vehicle — described as light-colored, possibly silver — had not yet been located and no arrests had been made. Fellers stated in the release that the vehicle is likely to have front-end damage.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the Lawrence Police Department at 832-7501 or Crime Stoppers at 843-TIPS (8477).
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