Friday April 16th, 2021 7:09AM

GSP searches for vehicle involved in hit-and-run that critically injured man

By B.J. Williams Assistant News Director

GAINESVILLE — The Georgia State Patrol is asking for some help from the public as troopers search for a vehicle that struck a 64-year-old man on Clarks Bridge Road last Thursday. 

Trooper Devon Fields said the man, identified as Clyde Smith, was walking northbound on Clarks Bridge Road just off Limestone Parkway when he was struck from behind. Smith was critically injured and has been hospitalized at Northeast Georgia Medical Center ever since the June 25 incident.

"We are pretty certain we are looking for a 2006 to 2008 Ford Ranger or Ford Explorer," said Fields. "It'll have damage to the front right - specifically the headlight and the right side mirror will be missing."

Fields also said there might be some yellow paint transfer on the vehicle.

"He (Smith) was pushing a yellow shopping cart," said Fields.

Fields said Smith is in critical but stable condition at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He said he remains sedated, so troopers have been unable to interview him. The information on the vehicle that might be involved came from evidence recovered at the scene of the crash.

Fields said if anyone who has information on the vehicle or on the person who might have been driving, then they should call the Georgia State Patrol Office in Gainesville at 770-535-6922.

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