Elderly man hospitalized in critical condition after hit-and-run collision in South Bend

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An 84-year-old man was taken to the hospital in critical condition after a hit-and-run collision.

It happened just before 7 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, in South Bend.

A tan or cream-colored car struck the man, who was walking on Portage Road near Cleveland Road, according to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office.

The car was traveling northbound prior to striking the pedestrian. The car then allegedly stopped in a parking lot and then fled northbound on Portage, the prosecutor’s office reported.

At the time of the collision, the pedestrian was wearing a reflective vest.

The pedestrian was taken to Memorial Hospital of South Bend in critical condition with head and abdominal injuries. The victim was reported to be in critical condition, as of 3 p.m. on Monday, the prosecutor’s office stated.

No suspects have been taken into custody at this time. Investigators are looking for a tan/cream-colored, smaller size car with front-end damage on the passenger side, which would include windshield and hood damage.

Anyone with information regarding this accident is asked to call the South Bend Police Department at 574-235-9201.


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