Pedestrian seriously injured in Holland hit-and-run crash

HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities are investigating a hit-and-run crash in Holland which sent a pedestrian to the hospital with serious injuries.

Police say a 46-year-old Holland man was walking to work with a co-worker on southbound 48th Street north of Regent Boulevard around 5:15 a.m. Thursday when a vehicle traveling southbound on 48th Street hit him.

The co-worker called 911 and described the vehicle as a smaller, red car with damage to the front of the passenger side. The make and model of the car are unknown at this time.

The victim suffered a serious leg injury, as well as other internal injuries, and was taken to Holland Community Hospital where he is listed in serious condition, according to a release from police.

Around 6 a.m. Holland firefighters were called to the 200 block of Norcrest Place on a vehicle fire. Witnesses saw three people running from the vehicle before it caught fire.

Holland Public Safety officials believe the hit-and-run crash and vehicle fire are related based on preliminary evidence.

A K-9 unit was brought to the fire scene and tracked the suspects north of the scene before losing the scent.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ottawa County Silent Observer at 1.877.887.4536 or text the message to 274637.

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