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Pedestrian severely injured in early-morning hit-and-run in downtown Austin

AUSTIN, TX – A pedestrian was severely injured by a hit-and-run driver in the downtown area early this morning, according to KXAN News and Austin-Travis County EMS.

The crash occurred between 1000-1417 W Cesar Chavez Street near the N Lamar Boulevard bridge at 3:57 a.m., when a female pedestrian was struck by a driver who then fled the scene.

The victim, who was unconscious when emergency crews arrived at the scene, was declared a trauma alert and then brought to Dell Seton to receive treatment for critical, life-threatening injuries.

Police continue to search for the suspect driver and to investigate the accident.

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