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Taxi driver caught in pedestrian hit-and-run

September 4, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A taxi driver struck and seriously injured a pedestrian in Walnut Park early Saturday morning then drove away.The crash happened at Central Avenue and 85th Street in South Los Angeles.

Police were able to catch the driver several blocks away at Central Avenue and Imperial Highway.

Paramedics reportedly said the pedestrian was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

City News Service contributed to this report.