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HAMMOND — A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle Monday morning as he tried to cross the street, according to police.

Police said the man had been walking at 169th Street and Kennedy Avenue near a Burger King when he was struck by a driver, who later fled south from the scene, turning onto the roadway in a smaller, black car. 

The pedestrian sustained non-life threatening injuries, police said. 

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Anyone with information is asked to call the Hammond Police Department's Hit and Run Division at 219-852-2940 and reference Case No. 19H44562.

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Olivia is the morning cops/breaking news reporter at The Times. She spends her time monitoring traffic and weather reports, scanning crime logs and reading court documents. The Idaho native and University of Idaho grad has been with The Times since 2019.