Man sustains major injuries from hit-and-run accident on Highway 273
Redding police say a transient man was rushed to Mercy Medical Center with major injuries after getting hit by a truck on Highway 273 near Canyon Drive around 8 p.m. Thursday.
Police say 54-year-old Delbert Palmer suffered a broken leg and fractured arm. Palmer was walking across 273 with another person when he was struck by a vehicle heading north. The truck reportedly didn’t stop and drove away from the scene.
The truck is described as a white or silver Chevy pickup with an extended cab, missing the right side mirror. Police say it appears Palmer was drinking.
Anyone with information is asked to call Redding Police at 225-4200.