Man in Critical Condition After Being Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver in South Los Angeles

A man is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle Thursday night in South Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Police Department responded to a hit-and-run around 11:15 p.m. after a pedestrian crossing was hit near the corner of Vernon Aveue, west of Central Avenue.

Authorities said the vehicle fled westbound on Central Avenue.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

A description of the vehicle and driver were not immediately available.

Officials are investigating the hit-and-run and are looking for witnesses who can help identify the driver.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the LAPD Central Community Police Station at 213-486-6606.

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