Pedestrian injured in hit-and-run crash

Pedestrian injured in hit-and-run crash

A man was struck by a car and critically injured in a hit-and-run in Parkway Village late Thursday night, according to Memphis Police.

The crash happened at the intersection of Cottonwood Road and South Perkins Road at about 11:45 Thursday night.

As of Friday morning, the 21-year-old victim was in critical condition.

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Police have not released a description of the driver or the vehicle involved in the crash. Their investigation is ongoing.

There is a traffic light and a pedestrian crossing system installed at the intersection. Police have not said whether the man was crossing the street at an appropriate time, or if the driver violated traffic laws.

FOX13’s crew noticed several cameras on the side of a convenience store on one of the corners at the intersection. The owner of the store told FOX13 none of the cameras shows a clear picture of the intersection.

The owner also said Memphis Police did not collect video from them to be used as evidence.

Another local business owner in the area told FOX13 the City of Memphis recently re-paved sidewalks at the intersection to make them more accessible to people with disabilities.

Despite precautions to keep pedestrians safe, the Memphis Police Department has responded to more than 350 incidents where a person was struck by a car in 2016.

If you have information that may help police track down the driver of the car involved in last night’s crash, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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