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Chico Police searching for hit-and-run driver

Chico police are still searching Friday night for the driver in a hit-and-run that sent a man to the hospital with injuries.

Posted: Mar 15, 2019 10:20 PM
Updated: Mar 15, 2019 10:29 PM

CHICO, Calif. -- Chico police are still searching Friday night for the driver in a hit-and-run that sent a man to the hospital with injuries.

The hit-and-run happened just before 1 p.m. on Thursday on East Lindo Avenue just off Mangrove.

Chico police now say they're looking for the driver of a blue sedan they say is responsible for hitting a man with the car behind the  grocery store.

Witnesses told police the car later drove away westbound on Mangrove.

Police said they found the victim with lacerations on his face.

The victim is a homeless man who is known to frequent in the area, according to police.

Police said the victim was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.

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