Police search for vehicle in Vernon Hills hit-and-run

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

VERNON HILLS, Ill. (WLS) -- Police in north suburban Vernon Hills are searching for a vehicle allegedly involved in a hit-and-run crash, officials said.

A vehicle traveling southbound on Oakwood Road allegedly struck a pedestrian near Valley Road around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, police said. The pedestrian, a 23-year-old, was able to walk to a nearby house for help but was hospitalized with serious injuries.

Police believe the vehicle is a 1999-2005 Volkswagen Jetta with front end damage on the driver's side. The vehicle's color is unknown.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Vernon Hills police at 847-247-4890.