Traffic Accident Hit & Run Pedestrian

2.1.12/9:42 a.m.   Traffic Accident Hit & Run Pedestrian   700 Park Avenue   C1200738

Traffic investigators received a call for a major traffic accident involving a pedestrian in the 700 block of Park Avenue shortly before 10:00 am. When they arrived they located a 59-year-old male victim lying on the roadway with critical injuries from having been struck by a vehicle. He was transported to Spohn Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

Witnesses tell investigators that a red truck was traveling east on the 700 block of Park Avenue when the victim ran out into the street not in a cross walk and was struck by the truck.

Officers located and impounded a red truck on Laredo Street.  Further investigation revealed it was not involved in the accident.

The Traffic Division will continue their investigation in an attempt to locate both the driver and suspect vehicle.  Witnesses describe the suspect vehicle as a red 1980″s GMC or Chevrolet pick-up truck with minor front end damage.  At this time there is no description available on the driver.

Anyone having any information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or the Corpus Christi Police Department Hit & Run Division at 361-886-2596.