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Pedestrian seriously injured in hit-and-run; Search for driver underway



PITTSBURGH - Authorities in Beltzhoover are looking for the driver who they said fled the scene after hitting a pedestrian earlier this week.
Police told Target 11 investigator Rick Earle the hit-and-run happened at the intersection of Warrington and Estella avenues.
Harry Smith, 61, was seriously injured, officials said. 

Channel 11’s Courtney Brennan talked to Smith’s brother and sister Thursday night.

“He’s a happy-go-lucky person who won’t do anyone harm,” said Smith’s brother, Gene Smith.
Police said a newer-model black car took off from the scene.  According to police, the car may have been chasing a motorcycle or van at the time.

"I can't believe someone would do something like that -- just up and leave the accident scene.  You have to know when you hit somebody,” said Smith’s sister, Debbie Smith.
A woman who owns a business across the street from the scene of the accident told Earle police asked her if she had any surveillance cameras that could aid their investigation. She said she did not.

“He has five broken ribs, fractures on his eye socket and stitches in his lip and mouth,” said Gene Smith.

Anyone with information on the hit-and-run is asked to contact police.