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Man In Wheelchair Victim of Hit and Run Driver In Waldorf

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WALDORF, Md. -

A Waldorf man is in the hospital  after getting mowed down by a hit and run driver.

 

 He was struck  while trying to cross busy St Charles Parkway  at St Thomas Drive in his wheelchair at 11 Saturday night .

    

 Witnesses say a white truck, possibly a Ford, hit the man and fled.

 "We arrived on the scene and the victim was airlifted to a local hospital. His condition at first appeared to be life threatening.. but he has since been upgraded to stable, " Kristen Timko of the Charles County Sheriff's Office says.

A store clerk who had just waited on the man before he was hit, took the news hard.

  " Actually it was like I was hit in the stomach. I've been. I've been working just about every day recently and he's comes in every night.. he's like a regular fixture here," he said.

There is a cross walk  at the intersection,  but  investigators don't know if the victim was riding in it when he was hit.

         

Several motorists stopped to help the man, and gave police a description of the truck that may have been involved.

" The information from witnesses indicates it was a white truck Evidence we gathered it that it may have been a Ford.. possibly a truck, with front end damage. After the crash, the vehicle's headlight was rendered inoperative."Timko says.

Police have put up a traffic alert sign along the parkway , hoping someone who saw the accident near the Smallwood Lake Park

will come forward.

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a $1,000 reward in this case. The number to call with information is 1-866-411-TIPS.

You can also call Traffic Operations at the Charles County Sheriff's Office with information at 310-932-2222.

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