MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) -- The California Highway Patrol is searching for a hit-and-run driver who severely injured a pedestrian in Merced.
Authorities say the victim was walking in the roadway of the 16th Street off-ramp from northbound Highway 99 when they were hit.
The driver involved in the collision never stopped.
A different driver saw the person lying in the roadway and called 911.
The victim was taken to a Modesto hospital with major injuries. Their name has not been released.
Investigators do not believe the pedestrian had been using a designated crosswalk.
The CHP has not released information about the hit-and-run driver. They're asking anyone with information about the crash to call them at 209- 356-6600.
Pedestrian severely injured by hit-and-run driver in Merced