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Archive for Thursday, August 1, 2013

Police seeking driver in hit-and-run that injured Lawrence pedestrian

August 1, 2013, 7:14 p.m. Updated August 2, 2013, 11:06 a.m.

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Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical workers prepare to load a man into the ambulance Thursday night. The man was hit by a vehicle at about 6:50 p.m. at the intersection of Ninth Street and Emery Road.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical workers prepare to load a man into the ambulance Thursday night. The man was hit by a vehicle at about 6:50 p.m. at the intersection of Ninth Street and Emery Road.

Lawrence police are looking for the driver of a vehicle that hit a male pedestrian at the intersection of Ninth Street and Emery Road about 6:50 p.m. Thursday.

The vehicle, a red or maroon passenger car, continued east a short distance before fleeing the area by traveling north on Michigan Street, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman.

Police have not identified the pedestrian, who was taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and later transferred to a Topeka-area hospital. More information about the pedestrian's condition was not available this morning.

Police have asked anyone who may have witnessed the accident to call police dispatchers at 832-7509 or Crime Stoppers at 843-TIPS (8477).

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