CHICAGO HEIGHTS (STMW) — Authorities are searching for a hit-and-run driver who critically injured a man Saturday near south suburban Chicago Heights.

The 53-year-old man was walking along the edge of 26th Street near Euclid Avenue when the vehicle hit him about 6 p.m., the Cook County Sheriff’s office said in a release.

The vehicle sped off, but left behind a gray passenger’s side mirror that may be from a Ford Taurus, the release said.

The man hurt remains in critical condition at an area hospital, police said. Another man walking in front of him was not injured.

Sheriff’s police are asking for the public’s help to find the driver involved, and ask anyone with information to call investigators at (708) 865-4896.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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