Newport News man injured in hit-and-run seeks justice

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Posted at 12:47 PM, Jun 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-30 16:57:03-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Newport News man injured in a hit-and-run wants the driver responsible to be found.

According to the victim, Lars Hitzeman, the incident happened Thursday, June 23 around 6 p.m. Hitzeman told News 3 he was riding a skateboard on Deep Creek Road when a vehicle that was stopped at the College Boulevard stop sign pulled out in front of him, causing Hitzeman to go up and over the windshield of the vehicle.

"I didn’t expect the person to just drive away like that and leave me there,” Hitzeman said.

He said the vehicle, a blue sedan driven by a woman, didn't stop, leaving him injured in the middle of the road.

Hitzeman said he had to get six stitches near his eyebrow, and has scrapes and bruises on his shoulder, knee and hands.

“Had I not been able to brace for the impact I probably would be paralyzed right now- or worse,” Hitzeman said.

Police said no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

“I hope the person that did this to me sees this and maybe have it in their heart to reach out to me and admit what they did,” Hitzeman said.

Hitzeman asks anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has seen a blue sedan with front end damage and a cracked windshield to contact police.