Pedestrian dies days after hit-and-run on Madison’s north side

Pedestrian dies days after hit-and-run on Madison’s north side

The pedestrian struck by a vehicle during a hit-and-run on Madison’s north side Thursday night has died.

The 60-year-old man from Brooklyn, was walking along the 1700 block of Northport Drive around 10 p.m., according to Joel DeSpain, a spokesperson for the Madison Police Department.

Officers are still looking for the driver who ran into him. DeSpain said detectives “do not have much to go on” because the little surveillance footage they have only shows a dark-colored sedan hitting the man.

It was raining at the time of the crash and the victim was wearing dark clothing. Police said his body landed around 35-yards from where he was struck.

“We’re really appealing to others who might’ve been in that area who would’ve seen maybe a dark-colored car driving recklessly,” said DeSpain.

Drivers found the body in the middle of the road and arranged their cars to block him from getting hit again, according to DeSpain. They tended to him until paramedics arrived.

The man suffered critical injuries to his head, heart and other internal organs.

“His shoes are found way far away from where his body was located, so he was hit by a vehicle that was moving pretty fast,” said DeSpain. “Whoever was driving that car must live near someone, and some folks out there might be seeing a car that has significant damage today that it didn’t have yesterday.”

Police believe the car involved will have significant front end damage.

Anyone with information on this crash is asked to contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.

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