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Friday, November 1, 2013
Roanoke police today released video from an apparent hit-and-run in northwest Roanoke Tuesday in the hopes of tracking down the driver who left the scene.
The woman injured in the incident remained hospitalized today at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, said police spokesman Scott Leamon.
In the video taken from a security camera inside Melrose Hardware, the woman is seen walking on crutches across the 2200 block of Melrose Avenue shortly before 9 p.m., Leamon said. At least three cars avoid the woman, including one that apparently slows to allow her to pass.
The suspect pickup truck appears to brake based on the truck's brake lights, Leamon said. But after striking the woman, the truck never stops in video captured on the security footage.
Leamon said the woman was not walking in a crosswalk.
The pickup is an older model truck, with what appears to be dark paneling on the top and lighter paneling around the bottom.
Investigators urge anyone who remembers the distinctive pedestrian on crutches around that time on Melrose Avenue, or who recognizes the truck, to call Crime Line at 344-8500 or Roanoke police at 853-2212.
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