Man in critical condition after hit-and-run

Published On: Oct 07 2012 06:25:18 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 07 2012 07:49:00 PM CDT
Hit and Run Shepherd Drive
HOUSTON -

A man is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle in northwest Houston on Sunday morning.

Houston police said the man was walking down North Shepherd Drive near Pinemont Drive at 11:15 a.m. when a driver exited a Valero station, ran him over and drove away.

Friends of the victim said the man lives in the neighborhood and was walking to a restaurant when the driver struck him.

Witnesses said they tried to chase down the driver but were unable to catch him.

The victim is in critical condition at Ben Taub General Hospital. 

Police said the vehicle that hit the man was a white Pontiac or 4-door Buick.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 712-222-TIPS.