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Police Search For Hit-and-Run Driver Who Hit Pedestrian



Hesperia Police File Photo (photo by Hugo C. Valdez)

HESPERIA, Calif. ( The Hesperia Sheriff’s station is asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect(s) responsible for a hit-and-run that left a man in critical condition.

On Monday, January 29, 2017, at approximately 6:45 P.M, deputies with the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to the area of Seventh Avenue and Sequoia Street with reports of a vehicle versus pedestrian.

While Deputies were en-route to the location, information was provided that the vehicle that collided with the pedestrian had left the scene. Deputies arrived on scene and located the victim, a 42-year-old Hesperia man, lying on the ground with major injuries. Through investigation, deputies determined the vehicle involved was an older model “box shape” sedan, which fled the scene southbound on Seventh Avenue.

An extensive area check was conducted. However, deputies were unable to locate a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle. With the injuries, the victim sustained the suspect vehicle will possibly have damage to the front bumper, hood, and windshield.

The victim was airlifted to a trauma center, and is in critical condition but is expected to survive.

If you have any information about this collision or possible suspect information, please contact the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station at 760-947-1500 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at 760-956-5001 or remain anonymous by calling We Tip at 800-78-CRIME.


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