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Citrus Heights hit-and-run leaves pedestrian in critical condition

Citrus Heights police said they are searching for a driver allegedly involved in a hit-and-run collision with a pedestrian that occurred at the intersection of Greenback Lane and Birdcage Street on Sunday.

Police said officers received a report of the collision around 12:07 a.m. on June 19, where “witnesses reported seeing a westbound vehicle on Greenback strike a pedestrian who was crossing Greenback against a red pedestrian crossing signal.”

The vehicle reportedly “pulled to the right side of the road immediately after the collision, but fled the scene moments later,” according to a news release issued by police on Monday afternoon.

Police said the 39-year-old pedestrian involved was taken to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition. His name has not been released, but police said he is a Citrus Heights resident.

According to police, the vehicle being sought is a dark green sedan, which had multiple occupants. It was last seen leaving the scene westbound on Greenback Lane with damage to its front end.

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The Citrus Heights Police Department’s Traffic Unit, which is conducting the investigation, asks anyone with information related to the collision to contact the police department at (916) 727-5500. Police also said the department “encourages pedestrians to follow pedestrian crossing signals and always cross within crosswalks when available.”

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