Hit and run victim thrown 25 feet in Highland Park

- A busy intersection along Woodward turned into a crime scene Saturday night in Highland Park.

Around 9:30 p.m. a 51 year old man crossing at the Davison Service drive hit walking in the crosswalk. 

"He was knocked in the air a considerable distance," said Chief Chester Logan, Highland Park.

Logan says the man was thrown nearly 25 feet. The driver kept going jumping on westbound Davison freeway leaving the man just laying there.

Police are looking for a dark colored Chevy Malibu possibly with chrome or shiny wheels.

"People who watched this, in the event they know something, speak up," Logan said. "Because you would want people to do the same if this was your family or friends."

He was rushed to Henry Ford Hospital, where still three days later he's in critical condition. 

Police aren't releasing much information about the driver but they say the car he was in will have extensive damage. 

"There is a considerable damage to the front and there also might be damage to the windshield," Logan said.

Chief Logan says there is no question that driver knew he hit someone. 

"At that particular intersection of Woodward its heavily traversed so it's harder to get away with something like this," Logan said.

Logan says this doesn't happen often in his jurisdiction but one time is one too many.

He's asking for the public's health to get justice for the man still recovering in the hospital. 

If you have any information call Highland Park police at (313) 852-7338 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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