Pedestrian severely injured by hit-and-run driver in Merced

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.
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