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HIT AND RUN: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of a driver who left the scene of a crash involving a pedestrian in a wheelchair late Aug. 17.

Officers responded to the intersection of St. Charles Parkway and St. Thomas Drive in Waldorf at 11:01 p.m. for the report of the crash. A preliminary investigation indicates the victim, a 35-year-old Waldorf man in a wheelchair, was attempting to cross the parkway when a vehicle struck him and fled the scene. Witnesses called 911. Police and Emergency Medical Services personnel arrived on the scene and believed the victim’s injuries were possibly life-threatening. The victim was flown to Prince George’s Hospital Center, where he is said to be in stable condition.

Witnesses described the vehicle as white and evidence collected at the scene suggests it may be a Ford, possibly a Ford truck. Its right headlight was inoperative after the crash. Anyone with information about the driver or the vehicle should contact the CCSO Traffic Operations Unit at 301-932-2222 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 that leads to an arrest or indictment.

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Kristen Timko