NORTH LAWRENCE - Police are trying to track down the driver who struck a man in North Lawrence Friday night and then left the scene.

Officials say a 57-year-old man was walking south across Burnside Avenue near Rockaway Turnpike when he was struck by a vehicle heading east.

The unknown vehicle fled the scene, turning southbound onto Rockaway Turnpike.

The victim was hospitalized in critical condition. His identity has not been released.

A description of the car was not available.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.