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Police: Pedestrian critically injured in north Columbus hit-and-run

Police said a pedestrian was struck on state Route 161, east of Interstate 71 on Thursday.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Police are looking for the driver accused of hitting a pedestrian and fleeing the scene of the incident in north Columbus on Thursday night.

The incident happened in the area of East Dublin Granville Road and Interstate 71 around 10:40 p.m.

According to the Columbus Division of Police, an unidentified dark-colored Nissan was traveling westbound on East Dublin Granville Road approaching the interstate of I-71 northbound.

The driver entered the intersection under a red light and hit a female pedestrian who was crossing East Dublin Granville Road within the crosswalk.

Police say the driver continued westbound without stopping and fled the scene. The pedestrian suffered severe injuries and was taken to Riverside Methodist Hospital in critical condition.

Any person with knowledge of this incident is encouraged to contact the Accident Investigation Unit at 614-645-4767.  Persons wishing to remain anonymous may contact Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.

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