Man hurt, SUV sought in Fairview hit-and-run
Anchorage police are asking Fairview residents and any witnesses to come forward with information Friday afternoon, after a pedestrian was struck and injured at a neighborhood intersection.
Dispatchers were informed at about 12:15 p.m. that the male victim was lying unconscious near East 12th Avenue and Ingra Street, a major northbound artery into downtown.
“The adult male was walking across 12th when he was struck by the vehicle,” APD spokesman MJ Thim wrote in a statement. “He was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle left the scene.”
Initial surveillance imagery from the scene captured “a newer model black Kia Sorento” involved in the collision.
Thim said officers were still investigating which way the Sorento had passed through the intersection, as well as whether the victim had been in a crosswalk at the time of the collision.
“Where he was found was outside of a crosswalk area,” Thim said. “He could have very well been in the crosswalk area and been knocked out of it; that’s one of the questions we have.”
Any witnesses to the collision, or other people with surveillance video from the area, are asked to call APD at 907-786-8900. Tips can also be relayed through Anchorage Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP or its website.
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