Lee’s Summit police need the public’s help identifying the vehicle that hit a pedestrian during the early morning hours Oct. 4 in a hit-and-run crash.
A woman was seriously injured after a vehicle struck her in the area of N.E. Lakewood Way, south of U.S. 40, between 6:50 a.m. and 7:20 a.m.
Police said the woman was walking beside the road when she was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound. The force of the impact threw the victim to the shoulder where a passing motorist and a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper found her.
The woman routinely walks in the area where the crash happened, according to Lee’s Summit police.
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She was wearing a bright, lime green shirt and would have been walking southbound on Lakewood Way near Moss Point Road, the police said in a release.
Police found a broken headlight and fragments at the scene of the crash. Investigators were working to determine what kind of vehicle matches the headlight found at the scene in an effort to identify the driver of the suspect vehicle.
Based on information obtained from the headlight, police later said they were able to narrow the vehicle type down to a 2004-2012 Ford E-Series van.
The woman, whose name was not released by police, was taken to a hospital where she remained with serious injuries, but she was alert and conscious.
Anyone who may have seen the suspect vehicle in the area is asked to call the Lee’s Summit Police Department Traffic Unit at 816-969-1770.