Man hit by runaway driver in Fresno County

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- Authorities are searching for the driver that hit a man in Fresno County and then left the scene.

It happened before 9 am on Highway 33 north of Sutter Avenue, between Coalinga and Avenal.

California Highway Patrol officers said a man was reported walking in the roadway near that area.

Moments later, someone reported that a man was found in the roadway with severe injuries.

A medical helicopter flew him to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Officers said parts of the vehicle were found at the scene. Investigators believe it is a gray vehicle that has a missing right side mirror.

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