ford_explorer.jpgSFPD is apparently stumped in their search for a looking for a hit-and-run driver they say seriously injured a pedestrian last Friday, and now they need your help.

In a statement sent to media, the police urge anyone who might have witnessed the accident to contact Inspector Dean Taylor of the Hit and Run Detail at 415-553-1215.

According to SFPD, a silver Ford Explorer with a possible California license plate of 5JTJ3_4, driven by a 20-25 year old Hispanic male with a scruffy beard hit a pedestrian last Friday at 3:06pm at Market St & O’Farrell St.

The driver did left the pedestrian with life-threatening injuries, and did not stop, instead traveling westbound down Market Street toward Powell Street.

If you’re shy about contacting Inspector Taylor directly, SFPD reminds you that they have an anonymous tip line at 415-575-4444, you can ext a tip to tip411, or can anonymously submit a tip using this form here.

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