PALMDALE – Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help to find the driver who struck a pedestrian in east Palmdale Sunday night and then drove away. The following is the press release from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station’s Traffic Detail:
On Sunday, January 19, 2014 at approximately 8:21 pm, deputies from Palmdale Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a man bleeding and unconscious, who was lying in the roadway on East Avenue R, east of 65th Street East, Palmdale.
The investigation indicates the pedestrian was crossing East Avenue R mid-block and was struck by a vehicle. The vehicle then fled the scene.
A passerby in a vehicle found the pedestrian lying in the street and alerted authorities. The pedestrian sustained serious injuries and received first aid at the scene by Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel before being transported to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
Eastbound East Avenue R was closed to routine traffic between the intersections of 65th Street East and Woodbank Way until approximately 12:30 a.m., while this incident was being investigated. This incident remains under investigation by the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station’s Traffic Detail.
Persons with information on the collision are encouraged to call the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station at (661) 272-2400.