Madison man in wheelchair struck in hit-and-run crash

Authorities say a Madison man in a wheelchair was in a downtown crosswalk Saturday afternoon when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver.

Madison police say the victim was taken to a hospital as a precaution, but did not appear to be seriously hurt. A witness told police the driver "just took off" after hitting the wheelchair.

Police say the crash happened as the SUV turned left from W. Mifflin St. onto North Broom St. A witness told police there was a loud bang as the two connected. He ran to provide aid to the victim while simultaneously calling 911.

Police say the SUV is a silver Suzuki Vitara. Anyone with information on its whereabouts, or who would have been driving it should call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 266-6014.

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