Posted on Apr 27, 2012

The Madison Police Department is on the lookout for a driver who perpetrated a hit-and-run car collision which left a University of Wisconsin-Madison student injured on Tuesday, April 24. 

The 21-year-old male pedestrian was traveling through a crosswalk on North Park Street between Bascom Hill and the State Street mall when he was hit by a car at around 12:40 p.m. He sustained bruises and cuts to his face.

According to police, after hitting the victim, the offender drove in the direction of Lake Mendota and got onto Lakeshore Path, a designated area for walkers and cyclists. The driver was able to exit the path at some point, although the time and place of departure was not readily apparent to authorities.

A police spokesperson says the car which struck the student was a gray Toyota Camry with a license plate that is thought to have the numbers 468 ETG. Police describe the driver as an Asian man estimated to be in his 20s, and a passenger. The driver was wearing a baseball cap.

Wisconsin police are asking anyone with information about the driver or the car to call 911 and report it immediately.

In Wisconsin, leaving the scene after a car accident is a criminal offense, and can include jail time in instances where someone sustains an injury. In the event that you do panic and flee the scene, it is advisable to call the police station and explain what happened, rather than be convicted of a hit-and-run.

The Madison car wreck lawyers of Hupy and Abraham express their well wishes to the victim of this hit-and-run, and hope to see the perpetrator brought to justice.