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Woman critically injured in hit-and-run in Midtown Kansas City

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A pedestrian was critically injured in a hit-and-run in Kansas City, according to police. (KCTV5) A pedestrian was critically injured in a hit-and-run in Kansas City, according to police. (KCTV5)
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A pedestrian was critically injured in a hit-and-run in Kansas City, according to police.

An officer was flagged down near 39th Street and Broadway about 1:40 a.m. Friday after someone found a woman lying in the street. She had been the victim of a hit-and-run.

Police described her injuries as life-threatening and said she was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

The suspect vehicle was a silver pickup that was heading north at the intersection, according to the Kansas City Police Department.

Later on Friday, the police said that they had found the pickup and the person of interest driving it. 

Police will continue to investigate and see if any local businesses have surveillance video that helps identify the suspect vehicle.

People who frequent the area say it’s not uncommon to see drivers run lights here. 

“I had a friend got hit by a car up here,” said Luther Hatcher.

Hatcher said he knows of a couple incidents in the area where people have been hurt crossing the street.

He said drivers need to slow down and be more vigilant.

“It’s not good when nobody gets hit by a car,” he said. “Human flesh against steel, plastic, whatever they make these cars out of, its a losing battle either way. So, I think the drivers need to be more courteous, more patient. Just pay attention.”

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