• Ipswich Police searching for hit-and-run driver

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    IPSWICH, Mass. - Police in Ipswich are investigating a hit-and-run that left a woman with serious injuries. 

    Police say just after 9:30 Monday night, they were called to the intersection of Pleasant Street and Brownville Avenue for a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. 

    A 51-year-old Ipswich woman was found at the scene suffering from multiple traumatic injuries. Police say she was taken to Beverly Hospital by ambulance where she remained in stable condition on Tuesday.

    Police say the driver who struck the woman fled the scene.

    Officials are looking for a dark-colored sedan that was driving in the area. Anyone with security footage or who may have seen anything should call police at (978) 356-4343.

    "We heard a bang and a thud and a scream," said Ted Spinale of Ipswich

    The horrifying sound of a car hitting a woman walking her dog on Brownville Avenue in Ipswich.

    "As I came out the door, the car drove away down the street and I noticed the woman on the side of the road in a puddle," Spinale said.

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    Other neighbors also saw the driver leave the woman alone in the street.

    "I was in my house doing laundry and I just heard a woman scream, 'oh my god,' and I looked out my window and saw a car like stopped," Courtney Cummins said. "And then I looked out the window again and the car was gone."

    They all ran outside to comfort the woman until she was taken to the hospital.

    "You could tell she was really banged up," Cummins said. "She was bleeding from the head."

    It happened Monday night around 9:30 p.m., so it was dark and rainy. Neighbors didn’t get a great look at the car involved.

    "It was a dark colored sedan," Spinale said. "Probably a newer model."

    Ipswich Police say the victim was seriously hurt but is expected to survive.

    Neighbors say this was not the first accident there, and they worry it won’t be the last.

    "I have three young kids and they're just old enough to start crossing the street here," Cummins said. "It's really scary, the traffic here is a huge problem."

    They're hoping the driver involved in this accident comes forward.

    "You had to have known that you hit something, you had to have known it was a person," Spinale said. "They stopped, I'd say, for five or ten seconds and then drove away."

    This is the second accident on that street in just over a week. Just last week, a car hit a home just steps away from where the accident happened.

    The injured woman is still in the hospital, but she is in stable condition.

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