Akron police search for hit-skip driver who seriously injured pedestrian in crash

Akron Police
Akron Police
Published: Jan. 2, 2023 at 11:55 AM EST

AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - Akron police said investigators are searching for a hit-skip diver who seriously injured a pedestrian Tuesday and fled the scene of the crash.

The department is asking the public to come forward with information that could help find the driver.

The crash happened at 7:06 a.m. near East Cuyahoga Falls Avenue and North Main Street.

According to police, the driver fled the scene after hitting the victim while he crossed the street.

First responders later found the 69-year-old man lying on the road. He remains in critical condition, according to police.

Investigators said the involved car will potentially have damage to its front end and windshield.

Call the Akron Police Hit-Skip Bureau at 330-375-2508 with tips.