Manhunt For Petaluma Hit-And-Run Suspect

PETALUMA (CBS SF) — Petaluma police were seeking a man who struck a pedestrian with his vehicle and then drove away from the scene on Thursday night.

The hit-and-run was reported at 8:07 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Petaluma Boulevard North and B Street.

The pedestrian, a 55-year-old woman, was walking in the marked crosswalk when a white BMW or similar SUV was turning left from eastbound B Street and struck her, police said.

The pedestrian suffered major injuries in the collision.

A male driver and female passenger in their 60s spoke briefly to the pedestrian, then drove away from the scene, according to police.

The suspect vehicle had a possible license plate with 5’s or S’s in it, police said.

Anyone with information about the collision is encouraged to call Officer Matthew Capitelli at (707) 776-3721 and reference report number 12-5538.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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