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IMPD seeks help to find hit-and-run driver who left man in critical condition

Posted at 11:13 AM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 11:13:24-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Police are asking for the public's help to find the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash that left a man in critical condition.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to the 1800 block of East 80th Street Sunday around 6 p.m. for a report of an accident involving a pedestrian. Officers say Gret Pitzer was driving his family west on E. 80th St., near Oakland Road, when he stopped to retrieve an item that was on the side of the road. Police say Pitzer pulled into a driveway and walked to the rear of his vehicle to get the item when he was struck by an SUV.

The striking vehicle was traveling west on 80th Street from Lincoln Boulevard, according to police, and veered off the road before striking Pitzer. The driver then fled the scene without stopping to provide information or aid. Pitzer was rushed to the hospital with severe internal injuries and remains in critical condition.

Police say the striking vehicle is described as a white 2014-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and will have extensive damage along the passenger side of the vehicle, including a missing passenger side mirror. The photos above are similar but are not the exact vehicle in question.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the IMPD Hit and Run Office at 317-327-6549 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.