Hit and run

Officials with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are seeking the public’s help in finding the driver of this vehicle, possibly an early 2000s Nissan sedan, which was involved in a hit-and-run incident in which a pedestrian suffered a broken leg.

LANCASTER — A man in his 40s suffered a broken leg in a hit-and-run accident, and authorities on Wednesday asked for the public’s help in locating the driver of the suspect vehicle.

The pedestrian was walking northbound crossing the street at Avenue J-2 and Sierra Highway about 9:40 p.m. March 12 when a dark-colored sedan, possibly an early 2000s Nissan Altima, made an unsafe U-turn and struck the man, according to Detective Gil Borruel of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

“The driver of the vehicle made no attempt to stop and render aid to the pedestrian, and as a result of the collision, the pedestrian suffered a broken leg and was transported to (a hospital) for treatment,” Borruel said.

Video surveillance in the area captured blurred images of the vehicle when it struck the pedestrian, Borruel said.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or knows the whereabouts of the driver was asked to call Borruel at 661-940-3813.

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