Woman hit by car in Northwest Jacksonville

JSO: Appears to be hit-and-run

Published On: Apr 03 2013 11:30:55 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 04 2013 09:10:14 AM EDT
Woman hurt in hit and run pic
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A woman was critically hurt Wednesday night in a possible hit-and-run crash in Northwest Jacksonville, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Just a few minutes before 9 p.m., a woman was found injured near the intersection of West 5th Street and Melson Avenue, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.  Someone called 911 when they discovered her.

JSO did not release her identity, but said she was in her late 30s and is in life-threatening condition.

"Right now we are trying to piece together what happened but we're leaning towards it may be a hit-and-run crash.  We're asking anyone who knows anything to come forward," said Detective Brian Blaquiere with JSO.

If anyone has information about this incident, call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.