Police: Woman critically injured after being hit by vehicle in Linden, driver left scene

Columbus police investigate a hit-and-run crash at East Hudson Street and Cleveland avenue on Feb. 21, 2020. Credit: WBNS-10TV

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A woman is in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle in the Linden neighborhood of Columbus, according to police.

Columbus police officers and medics were called to the intersection of East Hudson Street and Cleveland Avenue just before 6 a.m. Friday.

Police say the woman was walking from the northwest to the southwest corner.

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Traffic on East Hudson Street had been given a green light to move through the intersection at Cleveland Avenue.

Officials say traffic in the eastbound left turn lane had come to a stop for oncoming traffic that was headed west, which left the right straight through lane open.

According to police, the woman cut in front of the stopped vehicle that was turning left and stepped into the right straight through lane.

At the same time, police say an unidentified vehicle was being driven by an unknown driver in the right straight through lane going east.

The woman was hit by that vehicle, and the driver continued traveling on East Hudson Street, without stopping.

The woman was thrown to the ground and suffered serious injuries. Police say the woman was taken to Grant Medical Center for treatment.

The intersection was blocked due to the investigation but it has since reopened.

The Columbus Police Accident Investigation Unit is asking anyone with information about the incident to contact Crimestoppers.

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