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Va. Police Searching For Hit-And-Run Suspect

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LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — A woman is injured when a van hit her in a parking lot, pinned her between two vehicles and then sped off, police say.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance to help identify a suspect in the hit-and-run of a pedestrian.

On Saturday shortly before 3 p.m., deputies responded to the 150 block of Enterprise Street in Sterling, Va. Police say a 56-year-old woman exited her vehicle after a minivan backed into the parking space behind her.

Believing the minivan was stopped, the woman proceeded to the trunk of her car and was removing items when the minivan made contact with her. The woman yelled for the driver to stop and the driver continued in reverse and pinned her between the trunk of her car and the back of the minivan.

Police say within seconds of pinning the woman between the two vehicles, the minivan proceeded forward and left the parking lot at a high rate of speed.

The driver is believed to be a fair-skinned black male in his twenties. The suspect vehicle is a tan 1998-2004 Honda Odyssey.

The woman was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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