October 22, 2020
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Pedestrian in critical condition after being hit by car in Allentown; car’s occupants flee on foot



a bright light in a dark room: A pedestrian is in critical condition at an area hospital after being hit by a car Thursday night in Allentown, police said.


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A pedestrian is in critical condition at an area hospital after being hit by a car Thursday night in Allentown, police said.

A pedestrian is in critical condition at an area hospital after being hit by a car Thursday night in Allentown, police said.

A 50-year-old man was hit by a four-door sedan at 7:28 p.m. at Hanover Avenue and East Linden Street, after which the car’s occupants fled on foot, Assistant police Chief Bill Lake said.

The man suffered “life-threatening injuries” and was taken to an area hospital, Lake said. Police aren’t releasing his identity.

The intersection was still closed nearly two hours later, and police were diverting traffic while continuing to investigate. Police have no details available on the number of people who fled, or descriptions.

Anyone with information is asked to call Allentown police at 610-437-7721.

Morning Call reporter Andrew Scott

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