Hit-and-run driver is sought

A HIT-AND–RUN driver is sought in connection with an injury accident Thursday night in Westminster (Shutterstock).

The search is on for the driver of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian in Westminster Thursday night and fled the scene.

According to Commander Kevin MacCormack of the WPD, police were summoned at 7:38 p.m. to the area of Magnolia Street and Hazard Avenue regarding a traffic collision.

When they arrived, police found a man– identified only as a male adult, aged 50-55 years old – lying unconscious in the intersection. Orange County Fire Authority personnel responded and transported the man to UCI Medical Center in Orange with “major head trauma.”

He was undergoing surgery at the time of the police report of the incident.

The vehicle involved is described as a light-colored sedan, and reportedly fled east on Hazard Avenue from Magnolia.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to call Officer Claire Tran of the WPD Traffic Division at (714) 548-3788.

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