Police search for driver in Taunton hit and run

Posted: 09/21/12 at 1:30 pm EDT      Last Updated: 09/21/12 at 1:54 pm EDT

TAUNTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- Police are investigating a hit-and-run incident that occurred around 8 p.m. Thursday.

Police said an individual driving a 1997 gray Jeep Cherokee hit a 34-year-old Berkley man with his vehicle and then fled the scene. The incident occurred at the intersection of Harrison Street and Harrison Avenue.

The victim was rushed to Tufts Medical Center in Boston where he is being treated for serious injuries.

Police are asking the public to assist in identifying the driver of the Jeep Cherokee. The vehicle’s Massachusetts license plate number is believed to be 298RB5.

Police are urging witnesses or those who see the vehicle to please contact Taunton Police immediately at 508-824-7522. The public is urged not to confront the driver of this vehicle, but instead to call the police.

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