Woman injured in hit-run crash on west side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Emergency crews responded to the scene of a hit-and-run crash on the city’s west side Monday morning.

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Scene of hit-and-run crash

The incident occurred near the intersection of W. 34th Street and North High School Road around 6:32 a.m.

Fox59 was told a woman was walking across the intersection when she was struck by a mid-size red van that was driving southbound. Authorities said the van stopped briefly but then took off. The van is believed to have sustained some damage.

The woman was conscious when she was transported to an area hospital. Her exact condition is unknown at this time.

According to the Department of Transportation, pedestrian crashes have increased.  In 2011, more than 4,400 people were hit and killed.  That’s an increase of 3 percent from 2010.