Crime & Courts

Anchorage police seek driver and vehicle in August hit-and-run that injured pedestrian

Hit and run suspect vehicle

Anchorage police are asking the public for help identifying the driver or vehicle that struck a pedestrian downtown last month, seriously injuring him.

The driver was westbound on Fourth Avenue just after 2 a.m. Aug. 20 when their vehicle struck a man using the crosswalk at the G Street intersection, police said.

The driver did not stop and fled the scene, said police spokeswoman Renee Oistad. Several passersby reported the crash, she said.

The man was brought to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Oistad did not provide an update on his condition Thursday, other than to say he has not died.

Police on Thursday released photos of the vehicle believed to be involved in the collision, possibly a silver Volkswagen Touareg manufactured between 2004 and 2007. There may be damage to the passenger-side mirror or the area surrounding the mirror.

Police asked anyone with information about the driver or the vehicle to call 907-786-8900, call dispatch at 311 or submit an anonymous tip online.