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Police investigate hit-and-run


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Roswell Police are searching for a suspect in a hit-and-run accident that took place Thursday, leaving one man injured.

The accident happened at around 7:15 a.m. when a man crossing North Washington Street near Brazos Street in a golf cart was struck by a pickup truck. The pickup then later fled the scene, according to a Thursday post on the Roswell Police Department’s Facebook page.

The cart involved in the accident is used on the New Mexico Military Institute’s golf course, according to the post.

Todd Wildermuth, public information officer for the RPD, said Thursday the injured man was conscious talking when he was transported from the accident, but no other details were available about the man’s injuries or condition.

The truck that caused the accident is a green two-door, mid-’90s Chevrolet with a sticker on the lower-right portion of the tailgate and was driven by a woman in her late 30s or early 40s with black salt and pepper hair, the post states.

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A female motorist not involved in the accident did stop to assist the man but left the scene before police arrived. The post states investigators would like to speak to the female motorist to see if she has information that could help with the investigation.

Thursday’s hit-and-run is the second such accident in two days. Another hit-and-run occurred at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at North Main and Second streets. No one was injured in that accident believed to have been caused by a four-door pickup truck driven by a Caucasian male who had been wearing a red shirt.

However, the post stated the three other vehicles involved — a Buick SUV, a GMC Yukon and a Dodge van — were damaged. Police believe the truck also sustained damage.

Individuals with any information can contact the RPD at 575-624-6770.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.