Pedestrian hit by truck in Leesburg; driver flees scene
Leesburg Police are searching for the driver of a pickup truck who hit a pedestrian Monday, leaving them in critical condition, before leaving the scene.
The pedestrian was attempting to cross the street in the area of 64 Plaza Street around 5:12 p.m. when the driver of the truck, who was traveling south, struck him.
The driver fled the crash scene in an unknown direction, according to Leesburg Police. The victim sustained life-threatening injuries and was flown by AirCare to Inova Fairfax Hospital.
Plaza Street NE was closed between 22 and 65 Plaza St. NE while police investigated the scene.
Police have identified the truck's driver as a 40- to 45-year-old Hispanic man. He had a 9- to 12-year-old passenger with him at the time of the crash. The truck, according to Leesburg Police, is a 2007 silver or light gold Chevrolet Silverado. It has a temporary Virginia registration of G85514 and its left rear lower tail light is out It's equipped with a trailer hitch and bed cover.
The vehicle was last seen in Hamilton, in the area of Ivandale Road and Bettis Drive.
The Leesburg Police Department is asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident to call 703-771-4500. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477). The department can also receive information from the public using a program called TIPSUBMIT. Tips about a specific crime or criminal activity can be sent by text, email or smartphone. Simply Text LPDTIP plus your message to 274637.
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