Pierce County Sheriff’s Department investigators are looking for the driver of a vehicle who hit a man on a Parkland Street and left him for dead.
The incident happened just after 1 a.m. Thursday after deputies were dispatched to a disturbance at a bar and restaurant in the 10700 block of Park Avenue South.
A patron, later identified as the hit-and-run victim, had allegedly broken a fence and was trying to fight with customers. The man left the bar before deputies arrived.
While deputies were questioning witnesses at the bar, a passerby found the victim two blocks down the road.
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He had a serious head wound, was not moving and was barely breathing, the Sheriff’s Department reported.
Deputies gave medical aid until the man could be transported to a hospital. His injuries are life threatening, the Sheriff’s Department said.
Deputies found tire tracks on the roadway and a black metal passenger side mirror on the shoulder, near where the victim was found. The mirror may be from an older-model truck.
The Sheriff’s Department is seeking any information on the incident.