Red Deer RCMP are searching for a driver who struck a longboarder and sent him to hospital on Saturday.
Police say the motorist struck the 21-year-old longboarder in the northbound lane of Gaetz Avenue near 39th Street at around 5 p.m. The driver fled the scene without stopping, leaving the man lying on the sidewalk.
Witnesses called 911 and administered first aid.
The victim was taken to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre and later airlifted to Calgary Foothills Hospital via STARS air ambulance. He is being treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Anyone with information about this hit and run is asked to call Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report online at www.tipsubmit.com.