A hit-and-run driver was being sought after a pedestrian struck while crossing the road was left with major injuries, according to the Santa Maria Police Department. 

First responders were dispatched at 6:20 p.m. Saturday after a vehicle hit a pedestrian crossing the road north of the intersection of South Blosser Road and West Cook Street, Sgt. Michael McGehee said Tuesday.

The pedestrian survived but was critically injured.

The driver fled the scene southbound on Blosser Road, and turned east onto Boone Street, according to information from witnesses and surveillance video, McGehee said.

The suspect’s vehicle was described by the witness as a dark color, older model, small “rounded” looking sedan, McGehee said. 

Broken components from the vehicle were located at the scene. 

Police said the vehicle likely has damage to the front bumper area and a broken front light assembly. 

Anyone with information regarding the suspect vehicle or driver’s name or whereabouts can contact Officer Sofia Marques at 805.928.3781, ext. 1333.

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