CHP Searches for Driver in Nevada City Hit-and-Run Crash

NEVADA CITY -- The California Highway Patrol is looking for the driver of a hit-and-run crash out of Nevada City.

To those who live near the Nevada City intersection of Red Dog Road and Berggren Lane, the sound of cars speeding by almost doesn't stand out anymore.

“There are people who live 8 to 10 miles out of town and by the time they get this close, they're anxious to get there. They tend to speed. There's a hill, there's a big hill here,” said resident David Carter.

That big hill is where drivers are supposed to be going just 25 mph but frequently are not.

A hit-and-run driver is suspected of doing just that around 1 a.m. Sunday before hitting a man walking at Red Dog and Berggren Lane, leaving him in critical condition.

The commotion woke up Bill Toci's wife.

"She did hear some screaming at one time like somebody in pain,” Toci told FOX40.

The suspect, a woman, supposedly spoke briefly to a witness in the area before taking off toward Cascade Shores in what the CHP says was possibly a white Toyota Highlander or 4Runner.

"We walked out there, we saw where they had painted the shoe, where a shoe landed and also there was blood on the road," Toci explained.

The CHP says they have the victim's identity but are attempting to contact family members before releasing his name.

Anyone who has information about the crash or the pedestrian should call the CHP or the Sacramento Communications Center at 916-861-1300.

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