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Man in wheelchair struck by hit-and-run driver in Yucca Valley

By in Press Enterprise on November 23, 2017

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela

San Bernardino County sheriff’s investigators are searching for the female driver that drove off after she allegedly struck a man in a wheelchair trying to cross a Yucca Valley street Wednesday night, officials said.

Around 8:15 p.m., deputies from the Morongo Basin sheriff’s station were called to Grand Avenue and Antelope Trail after a man in a wheelchair was hit by an SUV, according to a news release. Paramedics took the man to Desert Regional Medical Center. His condition was not known Thursday.

Witnesses told deputies a woman driving a silver SUV hit the 49-year-old Yucca Valley man and kept on driving, officials said. There were no street lights in the area making it hard to see, authorities said, however, they didn’t say if the man was crossing in the middle of the block or at a marked crosswalk.

Authorities say the SUV will have front end damage.

Investigators ask anyone with information regarding this case to call the Morongo Basin Station at 760-366-4175. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or can leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

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