SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Springfield police are searching for a suspect who hit a pedestrian with their car, then fled the scene.

Investigators say it happened just before 11:00 p.m. Sunday night, at the intersection of National and Cherry near the Missouri State University campus.

Springfield Police Lt. Jennifer Charleston says someone hit a pedestrian in the intersection, before speeding away from the scene.

“We were dispatched to leaving the scene of an accident in reference to a pedestrian that was struck by a vehicle,” Charleston said.  “Witnesses called this into 911 from over by the Taco Bell. They said they just saw a dark colored vehicle that hit the pedestrian and left the scene.”

Officers say the victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

If you have any information on the suspect or vehicle involved, call Springfield police at 417-864-1810.