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Deputies search for hit-and-run suspect in Yucca Valley

Police in the high desert are searching for a driver who allegedly left the scene of an accident after hitting a pedestrian.

It happened at around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday on Grand Avenue and Antelope Trail in Yucca Valley.

Read: Two pedestrians struck in Twentynine Palms

Deputies from the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station responded to the scene and found the pedestrian, described as a 49-year-old resident of Yucca Valley, was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound on Grand Avenue while he was in the roadway in his wheelchair.

Witnesses told deputies that they saw a female driving a silver SUV strike the pedestrian.

The unidentified female fled the scene before deputies arrived. Deputies located debris from the vehicle at the scene confirming driver’s side front-end damage to the vehicle.

Medical personnel from the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded and transported the man to Desert Regional Medical Center for his injuries.

Anyone with information on the driver is asked to call the Morongo Basin Station at (760) 366-4175.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or go online to the We-Tip Hotline website.

KESQ News Team

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