MADISON, Wis. -

Madison police said they are searching for a driver who struck a pedestrian in downtown Madison early Sunday morning and left the scene.

The victim, a 20-year-old man, and his friends were crossing the street from north to south in the 600 block of University Avenue at about 2 a.m. when the man was hit by a car traveling southbound, Madison police said.

The victim suffered several significant injuries and was transported to a local hospital

Police said the car is described as a larger beige or gold four-door car, and there may be damage to the front portion of the car.