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Police ask for help locating hit and run driver

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Nov 23 2013 12:18:02 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 23 2013 12:18:53 PM CST
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CHICO, Calif. -

Chico Police are looking for a hit and run driver who struck a pedestrian on the Esplanade.  The collision happened Friday night at 7:41 p.m. at Esplanade and Menlo Way.

The victim, described as a 56-year-old Chico man, told police he was walking northbound on the Esplanade through the intersection at Menlo Way when he was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound on Menlo Way. 

The victim was knocked to the ground and suffered a compound fracture to his left leg.  He was taken to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

The driver left the scene.  The vehicle is described as a white or tan, small compact sedan.  If you have information call Chico Police at 897-4900.