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Pedestrian Critically Injured After hit-and-run in Hesperia

HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) Deputies are conducting a major accident investigation after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene Thursday afternoon.

At about 11:30 a.m. dispatch received multiple reports of a vehicle versus pedestrian in the area of Santa Fe Avenue East and Mission Street in Hesperia.

Per scanner reports, a blue sedan traveling on the wrong side of the road struck a pedestrian and fled the scene northbound on Santa Fe Avenue towards Main Street.

At this time, it’s unclear if the pedestrian was on foot or on a bicycle. The pedestrian was reportedly not breathing and transported to Desert Valley Hospital with unknown injuries.

The suspect vehicle, a 1992 Chevrolet Corsica was located by a Sheriff’s Deputy a few minutes after the initial report in the area of C Avenue and Yucca Street.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jackie Chambers told Victor Valley News they have one person detained for questioning.

Initial reports indicated the pedestrian may have been a child, however, we are awaiting official confirmation from the Hesperia sheriff’s department.

Motorist are being advised to avoid the area of Santa Fe Ave E between El Centro and Mission. The Major Accident Investigation Team will have the road will be closed for several hours.

Additional information on the incident was not immediately available. Please check back later for more information.

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