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NEWPORT NEWS-- Police are investigating a hit and run accident that left one woman seriously injured in Newport News Tuesday night.

Police say they found an unconscious 56-year-old woman lying in the middle of the 13100 block of Jefferson Avenue around 10 p.m.

It appears the woman was walking on the northbound side of Jefferson Ave. and was hit by a car that left the scene, according to police. They described the area as very dark and said there are no sidewalks.

The victim's injuries are serious but not life-threatening.

Police have not release a vehicle or driver description at this point.

Anybody with information is encouraged to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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