Pedestrian remains in critical condition as police continue searching for hit-run driver

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An Indianapolis man remained in critical condition Tuesday night, following a hit-and-run accident on the city’s near north side.

Police found Michael Robertson, 59, lying in the road near 18th and Sheldon Streets shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Investigators are looking for a 1998 green Chevrolet Malibu and two women in the car who sped off.

According to a police report, witnesses said it started with a fight at work. It quickly escalated to two cars chasing down a side-street. Two women in the ’98 Chevrolet Malibu drove up to another car. The driver was trying to hit it with a baseball bat, before their car struck Robertson.

“I saw where his hat was laying and he had his clothes, you could tell they hit him and knocked him a long way,” said Inga Spells, who knows Robertson.

Neighbors told Fox59 they immediately recognized Robertson lying in the street. Many have spotted the man walking for miles every day.

“He walks everywhere,” said Spells. “Believe it or not, he walks all the way from 46th and Shadeland every day.”

“Rain, sleet or snow, it makes no difference for him,” said Mike Patterson, who knows Robertson. “He’s just that type of guy.”

Police want to interview the suspect vehicle’s driver or its registered owner, Felicia Moss. The car is described as a green 1998 Chevrolet 4-door Malibu bearing Indiana license plate of OFP531. If you have any information, you’re asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers of Indiana at (317) 262-TIPS.

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