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Hit-and-run driver injures pedestrian in Wheaton area

A pedestrian was seriously injured Thursday afternoon when he was struck by a vehicle in an apparent hit-and-run in the Wheaton-Glenmont area, Montgomery County police said.

The incident occurred near the intersection of Centerhill and Edwin streets about 4:50 p.m., police officials said. A witness told police the vehicle was traveling on Edwin Street, went through a stop sign, and then struck the man in the roadway, officials said. Anyone with information is asked to call Montgomery County police.

The victim, described as a man in the late teens, was taken to a hospital with life threatening injuries, said Capt. Oscar Garcia, a spokesman.

Police were looking for a dark blue Nissan Sentra, which may have fled the scene, authorities said.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.

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