Man struck by hit-and-run driver

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WATSONVILLE — Watsonville Police are looking for a suspect who fled after striking a man with his vehicle early Friday morning near Auto Center Drive.

The vehicle was described as a 2007-2009 red or maroon Toyota Camry with right front-end damage.

According to Watsonville Police Sgt. Michael Ridgway, officers responded to a call of a vehicle-pedestrian collision on the northbound side of the 900 block of Main Street at about 5:15 a.m.

There, they found a 49-year-old male with severe injuries lying next to the curb. He was taken to a nearby trauma facility.

Police believe the victim was trying to cross Main Street without using a crosswalk.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Watsonville Police Department at 471-1151, the anonymous tip line at 768-3544, or the Watsonville Police Departments Investigations Bureau at 768-3352.

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