HIT AND RUN: Man struck by vehicle, thrown 50 feet; SPD searching for driver

Man fighting for his life after hit and run

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A man is fighting for his life on Friday morning, and Shreveport police are searching for the person responsible.

Officers were called at 12:15 a.m. to the 2700 block of Gilbert Drive, near Washington Street.

A man and a woman were walking south in the bike lane when a passing vehicle hit the man, sending him about 50 feet, due to the impact.

The woman was not hit. According to police, the vehicle was described as possibly a white and boxy Jeep or SUV.

The man was taken to a Shreveport hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Authorities urge anyone with any information to contact Shreveport-Caddo Crime Stoppers by calling (318) 673-7373, visiting the organization’s website, lockemup.org, or using the P3Tips app.

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