Topeka hit-and-run crash leaves pedestrian in serious condition

A hit-and-run driver left the scene after he struck and injured an adult male pedestrian about 5:30 p.m. Friday in central Topeka, police said.

Officers weren’t immediately releasing the name or age of the victim, who was taken to a Topeka hospital.

Police hadn’t determined the identity of the hit-and-run driver.

Lt. Aaron Jones said the motorist struck the pedestrian on S.W. Fillmore, just south of its intersection with S.W. Douthitt. Douthitt is located just south of S.W. 14th Street and north of S.W. 15th.

Police used yellow crime scene tape to block off that intersection and the area to its south.

The hit-and-run driver was described as a middle-aged black man who wore gold-rimmed glasses and drove a green Mercury Marquis, Jones said.

He asked that anyone with information that could help police investigate the crash call Crime Stoppers at (785) 234-0007.

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