ALBUQUERQUE, NM — One person was hospitalized early Saturday after being hit by a driver near Paradise Hills Shopping Center in Albuquerque, reports KRQE.
The incident occurred in the area of Coors Boulevard Northwest and Irving Boulevard on September 17, shortly before 12:36 a.m.
An early investigation indicates the victim was walking from west to east across Coors Boulevard at the same time a bronze 2015 GMC Yukon was heading southbound on the road. At one point, the pedestrian was hit by the SUV, resulting in a serious injury.
Officials said the driver in the Yukon fled the scene without stopping.
Medics rushed the victim to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
Investigators said the pedestrian appears to be at fault in the crash, but a search for the hit-and-run driver remains ongoing and charges are expected to be filed.
At this time, intoxication is not a suspected factor in the incident.
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