Man hurt in hit-and-run; police seek information

Homer Police are seeking information about a driver who hit and knocked unconscious a 47-year-old man walking on Ben Walters Lane last Wednesday morning. An unidentified driver hit the man about 9 a.m. Jan. 23 in the area of Lupine Court and near the entrance to Building D of the Conifer Woods Apartments. The driver stopped briefly and then left, police said in a press release.

The victim was struck hard enough to be knocked unconscious and suffered substantial, but non life-threatening, injuries. He was taken to South Peninsula Hospital and released. 

He had contusions, scrapes and lacerations, but no broken bones, said Homer Police Lt. Randy Rosencrans.

A witness saw the hit and run, but did not get a good description of the vehicle or driver, Rosencrans said. A resident at the apartments called police to report the hit and run. 

Rosencrans said it is a misdemeanor to fail to stop for a crash with damage to vehicles and a felony to fail to stop for a crash with injuries to a person. Police did not receive a call from anyone suspected to be the driver.

Anyone with information about the hit and run can call Homer Police at 235-3150. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 478-HALT, or 478-4258.

Michael Armstrong can be reached at michael.armstrong@homernews.com.

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