Police are trying to find the driver of a minivan that struck and seriously injured a person crossing a north Charlotte street Wednesday afternoon.
The pedestrian was trying to cross North Tryon Street near Sugar Creek Road – heading toward Palace Auto Sales and a Popeye’s restaurant – when he was struck by a silver and gray Pontiac Montana.
There was no license plate on the back of the minivan.
The victim, who hasn’t been identified, was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, according to paramedics.
“The Pontiac Montana struck the victim and left the scene without notifying police or rendering aid,” Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in a statement.
After striking the victim, the vehicle headed toward Sugar Creek Road, cut through the parking lot of Rite Aid and went toward The Plaza.
Police believe the person driving the minivan is a white or Hispanic male in his 30s.
The vehicle is silver on top and the lower half is gray. The van likely has damage to the bumper on the driver’s side and damage to the left front headlight. It should also be missing a driver’s side mirror.
Police encourage anyone with information on the vehicle or the driver to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or to dial 911.