A man was critically injured when he was struck by a vehicle Thursday afternoon during a hit-and-run accident in Northwest Washington, police said.

The accident happened on 14th Street between Webster and Allison streets just before 4 p.m., authorities said. The man was found by police with life-threatening injuries, but it was not immediately clear if he was taken to a hospital.

A caller told police the victim was hit in the middle of 14th Street, authorities said.

Fourteenth Street between Webster and Allison streets was shut down for the investigation.

Police had no information about the striking vehicle, which reportedly fled the scene. The Major Crimes Unit and Violent Crimes investigators were called to the scene.