Police search for suspect involved in Lynchburg hit-and-run crash

One person taken to hospital after crash


LYNCHBURG, Va. – Police in Lynchburg are searching for a suspect in a hit and run that sent one person to the hospital. 

Officers say the crash happened around 10 Saturday morning near the Speedway on Campbell Avenue. 

The suspect left the gas station and turned left onto Campbell Avenue, heading towards Florida Avenue. 

The victim, 72-year-old Fred Donovan, was trying to cross the road when he was hit. Police say he rolled onto the hood of the car, before being thrown off the vehicle into the street. 

Officers say the driver then backed up, and drove around the victim, heading in the direction of Route 460. 

Donovan, who sustained serious injuries in the crash, was taken to the hospital for treatment. He was in critical condition but as of Tuesday morning, is in stable condition.

Police say the suspect was driving a white, or silver, Oldsmobile Alero with Virginia tags. 
If you have any information, contact police at 434-455-6047 or 1-888-798-5900.