News: Driver sought after hitting woman and child in Gainesville, leaving scene


GAINESVILLE, FL – A search is underway for the driver who struck two pedestrians near downtown Gainesville last Tuesday morning.

According to a report by WGFL, the accident occurred at North Main Street and NW 10th Avenue. A woman in her 70s and a child were walking across NW 10th Avenue when they were struck by a silver Honda Odyssey van.

Police said the driver left the scene of the crash without reporting it.  The two victims were taken to UF Health Shands Hospital.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the vehicle or the driver was asked to contact the Gainesville Police Department.

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