Police ask for public’s help after vehicle strikes pedestrian near downtown area

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UPDATE: Davenport Police ask for help from the public after a hit-and-run accident late Saturday left a pedestrian with life-threatening injuries.

Shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday, Davenport Police, along with Davenport Fire and Medic EMS responded to the 900 block of West 2nd Street for a man who had been hit by a vehicle.

A preliminary investigation revealed the man was crossing the roadway when he was struck by an unknown vehicle, the news release says. The victim suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

The vehicle fled the scene after striking the pedestrian, the release says. Investigators from the Davenport Police Traffic Safety Unit are investigating the crash.

Police ask that anyone with information about the incident call Davenport Police at 563-326-6125, submit an anonymous tip via the “P3 Tips” mobile app or submit a tip online at qccrimestoppers.com.

EARLIER: Witnesses told Local 4 News, the only station at the scene, they saw a man struck by a car that drove away shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday. on the 900 block of West 2nd Street, Davenport.

Our Local 4 News crew, who arrived shortly before the ambulance did, saw one person transported on a stretcher from the middle of the road to the ambulance, then from the scene. Witnesses said the victim, a man whom they did not know, had been walking nearby in the area.

We do not know whether an arrest has been made or the extent of the victim’s injuries. When details are available, we will provide them on Local 4 News and www.ourquadcities.com.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to Local 4 News, Fox 18 News and OurQuadCities.com for updates. Got a news tip? Forward it to Local 4 on Twitter or Facebook or download our app on your iPhone or Android phone. 

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