Driver sought after pedestrian seriously injured in Clayton County hit-and-run

Authorities are looking for a driver who hit a pedestrian on a Clayton County highway Monday night and left the scene.

The victim was seriously injured in the crash on Ga. 85 at Lee’s Mill Road about 11:30 p.m., Clayton County police spokeswoman Officer Aubriel Stroud said Tuesday in a news release.

The pedestrian was initially traveling down the highway in a vehicle, according to police. For reasons that aren’t clear, the victim stopped on the left side of the road, got out of the car and tried to cross the road, a passenger in the vehicle told authorities.

The victim was then struck by a car of “an unknown color, make or model,” Stroud said in the release. They were taken to a hospital.

Stroud said the vehicle involved in the incident will have “visible damage to the front left side and possible damage to the windshield.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Clayton County police at 678-618-2565.

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