Denison Police are searching for a male suspect who reportedly struck and injured a pedestrian with his vehicle Monday night and fled the scene.

Lt. Mike Eppler said the incident occurred in the 900 block of West Nelson Street shortly before 9:30 p.m.

“The victim, who is a 73-year-old male, said he was standing by his vehicle, which was parked out in the street,” Eppler said. “He said a silver, four-door passenger vehicle, possibly a Pontiac came by, struck him and kept going.”

Eppler said he believed the victim sustained a broken leg and other injuries that were not life threatening. The Denison Police lieutenant said the victim described the driver as an African American male and possibly heavy set.

“Motorists have a duty to stop if they strike something and if it’s a person, that’s absolutely need to make sure that person is OK and call for any assistance that’s needed,” Eppler said. “If you know you’ve struck someone and you don’t stop, even when you know they’re injured, that’s a felony charge in and of itself.”

Eppler said, if caught, the driver could be charged with accident involving injury or death.

Those with information pertaining to the incident are encouraged to call the Denison Police Department at 903-465-2422.