Police Investigate Hit-and-Run Near Springfield

Police are looking for a Mercedes sedan or small SUV

A Franklin, Va. man was seriously injured in hit-and-run incident shortly around 4:15 a.m. Sunday.

Virginia State Police are asking for the public’s help with identifying and locating the suspect vehicle.

Two vechiles collided in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 near Exit 166, just south of Springfield, Va. The Franklin man, 73, was standing alongside his blue Ford Taurus after the collision, when he and his car were struck by a passing vehicle at approximately 4:15 a.m.

The victim was transported to Fairfax Inova Hospital with serious injuries.

The striking vehicle failed to stop and left the scene. The vehicle of interest is believed to be a large Mercedes sedan or small SUV. The vehicle would be missing its passenger-side mirror and passenger-side molding, and would have sustained significant damage to its right side. It may have blue paint on it from where it struck the victim's car.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or might be familiar with the hit-and-run vehicle should contact the Virginia State Police Fairfax Division at (703) 803-0027 or e-mail area48@vsp.virginia.gov.

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