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Jamestown police release more info in hit-and-run

New information has been released regarding a hit-and-run that left a man with leg injuries this week.

The Jamestown Police Department on Wednesday said it is now looking for a dark-colored SUV — possibly a Honda CR-V or small cross-over vehicle — that struck a 61-year-old man as he was crossing an intersection at Pine and East Sixth streets around 5:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Police originally believed a sedan had struck the pedestrian. However, it is now believed that the sedan was not involved.

Video obtained from a nearby business showed an SUV strike the man before backing up then driving away.

Capt. Robert Samuelson of the Jamestown Police Department said investigators have reviewed “many hours of video” before finally locating footage that showed the collision. He said it does not appear as though the pedestrian — who was left with a broken ankle and leg — was intentionally hit.

The 61-year-old has since been released from UPMC Chautauqua.

“We do not believe that this was intentional but was an accident as the driver likely didn’t see the pedestrian until they struck them,” Samuelson said. “We are asking for anyone with info to contact us about this. We are continuing to review additional area video to determine where the vehicle went by reviewing traffic cameras and business cameras. We have also obtained several small pieces of what we believe are pieces of the suspect vehicle which are being examined.”

Anyone with information is asked to call JPD at 483-7537 or via the anonymous tips line at 483-Tips (8477) or the Tips 411 App. All calls and Tips are kept confidential.

CrimeStoppers WNY will be accepting tips as well for this case at 867-6161 or via crimestopperswny.org. Tipsters could be eligible to receive an award for info that leads to an arrest on the hit-and-run operator in this case.

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