Hit-and-run injures man in Lakeland, driver sought

Polk County
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LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) – Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver after a 59-year-old man was struck in Lakeland Monday.

The incident occurred on East Main Street at about 9:23 p.m.

Police say the man was walking when he was struck by an unknown make or model SUV. The vehicle fled the scene in an eastbound direction.

Life-saving measures were to save the man and he was transported to Lakeland Regional Health, he is currently listed in critical condition.

A witness described the driver of the vehicle as a light-skinned male, wearing an orange shirt and dark pants. The vehicle was described as a black or dark blue SUV. The vehicle should have damage to the passenger headlight and grill.

If you have any information in this accident, please call the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-2553.

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