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Elgin Police Seek Driver In Hit-And-Run Who Seriously Injured Pedestrian

ELGIN (STMW) -- Police in northwest suburban Elgin are searching for a motorist who drove off after crashing into a pedestrian Sunday evening.

The 33-year-old Elgin man was hit by the pickup truck at 6:53 p.m., while walking with his family across National Street at a bike path crosswalk near the Fox River Bridge, a release from Elgin police said.

He suffered "significant injuries" and was taken Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin, police said. The victim was later transferred to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove because of his injuries.

The pickup truck was traveling westbound on National Street when it hit him, police said. It is described as a burgundy or dark-colored Dodge Dakota, with the word "Dodge" written across its tailgate.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (847) 289-2661.

People can also provide an anonymous tip on the Elgin police crime line at (847) 695-4195 or by texting a tip along with the word ELGIN PD TO 847411.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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