A car hit a pedestrian on Highway 98 in Destin early this morning, then left the scene without stopping.
The 22-year old victim was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center for treatment of significant but non-life-threatening injuries.
A friend of the victim says the pair had been at the Sundestin condominium and decided to walk across the road to the Waffle House at 1067 Highway 98. He told Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies he was on the sidewalk when he realized the victim had been struck.
The vehicle involved in the hit and run is believed to be a silver or beige Nissan and should have significant front-end damage.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 850.651.7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850.863.TIPS, emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com, or by texting the P3 Tips Mobile application.