Wausau Pilot & Review

A pedestrian was seriously injured Saturday after an apparent hit-and-run, according to emergency scanner traffic.

A deputy traveling along Hwy. 8 in Oneida County discovered the pedestrian and called for medical assistance. The incident was reported at about 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28 near Honey Road, with Lincoln County Sheriff’s officials handling the case.

The pedestrian was conscious and breathing when deputies arrived but suffered significant injuries. Unclear is whether the driver suspected of striking the pedestrian has been identified.

A portion of Hwy. 8 was closed to traffic for nearly four hours after the discovery, but has since reopened. No further details have been released about the crash.

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