CHARLOTTE COUNTY – Florida Highway Patrol reported one man was in critical condition after being struck by a large pickup truck Friday night.

The hit and run incident occurred as a 52 year old man from Punta Gorda was walking on the grass shoulder long Taylor Road, near the intersection with Creekbridge Drive Friday night.

At the same time a large vehicle described as possibly being a 2003-2005 GMC C5500 pickup truck was driving Southbound on Taylor Road.

At 9:18 PM the pedestrian from Punta Gorda was hit by a part of the truck as it passed by.

The injured man came to a rest in the west side of the grass shoulder. The injured man was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

The vehicle that struck the man fled the scene and FHP has asked anyone with knowledge of the crash to please call Florida Highway Patrol or Crimestoppers.