Troopers look for SUV after pedestrian struck, hurt near Spanaway

PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. -- Authorities are searching for the driver of an SUV who hit and injured a pedestrian near Spanaway early Saturday.

According to Washington State Patrol, the pedestrian, a 53-year-old man, was hit at about 12:40 a.m. while walking near the intersection of State Route 7 and 138th Street South.

The victim was later taken to Tacoma General Hospital.

Troopers said the vehicle, a dark colored SUV, that struck the man left the area, driving southbound on SR 7.

The cause of the crash is still being investigated.