Nov 7, 2015 11:00 AM

Derry police searching for driver who injured pedestrian in hit and run

DERRY — A pedestrian was seriously injured after a hit-and-run accident on Thursday, and police are looking for the driver who fled the scene.

According to the Union Leader, the victim is a 55-year-old man who was initially unresponsive but later regained consciousness, Derry Battalion Chief Scott Haggart said.

He was taken by ambulance to Parkland Medical Center.

The hit-and-run occurred about 5:36 p.m. near 105 Chester Road, also known as Route 102, Derry Police Capt. Vern Thomas said Friday.

Witnesses said the vehicle was a dark-colored SUV. The driver’s vehicle hit the man on the passenger’s side, which caused him to be thrown from the road, Thomas said.

As a consequence, damage to the vehicle is suspected to be on the passenger side front corner or passenger side mirror, Thomas said.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the hit-and-run is encouraged to call the Derry Police Department at 603-432-6111.

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