Man hurt in hit-and-run in Modesto; CHP seeks driver
The California Highway Patrol is looking for a hit-and-run driver who caused major injuries to a 68-year-old man.
The man was walking north across River Road east of Bystrum Road in south Modesto at about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, when he was hit by an eastbound vehicle, said Officer Thomas Olsen.
The pedestrian was taken by ambulance to Memorial Medical Center with major injuries.
Investigators used parts from the vehicle that were left behind to determine it was a 2012 to 2017 ruby red Ford Focus.
The vehicle is missing its driver-side mirror and likely has front-end collision damage to its driverside fender and hood.
Call Officer Aaron Norseen at 209-545-7440.
This is a similar vehicle to the one the Modesto-area CHP is currently looking for in connection with a hit-and-run.