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PANORAMA CITY (CBS) — A pedestrian crossing a street in Panorama City was struck and critically injured by a white pickup truck that fled the scene after the crash.

The accident at Parthenia Street and Orion Avenue occurred about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a statement issued by the Los Angeles Police Department-Valley Traffic Division.

“A possible Chevrolet, white pickup truck, with orange racing stripes, traveling eastbound on Parthenia Street, crossing Orion Avenue, collided with a pedestrian crossing southbound on the east crosswalk,”  the statement read. “The truck’s driver failed to stop.”

The victim, identified as a 36-year-old man from Panorama City, was taken to an area hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

Police described the driver of the truck as a bald, heavy-set Hispanic male.  He is believed to be between 20 to 35 years old.

According to police, the vehicle sustained major front-end damage and a broken windshield toward the passenger side.

Anyone with more information on the case is asked to contact the LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division at (818) 644-8037 or the department’s 24-hour tipline at (877) LAPD-24-7.

All tips can be made anonymously.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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