A 56-year-old Chico man was hit by a vehicle just before 8:00 last night while crossing the intersection of Esplanade and Menlo Way. According to Chico Police, the victim said he was walking northbound on Esplanade through the intersection of Menlo Way when he was struck by the vehicle traveling eastbound on Menlo Way.
The victim was knocked to the ground and suffered a compound fracture to the left leg. He was transported to an area hospital where he is expected to recover from the injury. The suspect vehicle fled the scene and was only described as being a white or tan, small compact sedan.
The Chico Police department is asking any witnesses to the accident to please call 530-897-4900.