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Police: Driver rams into pedestrian after yelling at him moments before

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TACOMA, Wash. -- A 26-year-old man was critically injured when he was struck by a car in Tacoma moments after the driver had confronted him, Tacoma Police said.

The man was walking in the 6500 block of East I Street around 6 p.m. Sunday when a driver approached him, stopped, and then began yelling at the man, according to department spokesperson Loretta Cool.

The driver drove away, but then turned around in a roundabout and came back toward the man, crashing into him and driving away.

The victim was rushed to a local hospital with what Cool described were life-threatening injuries.

The driver was last seen heading south on I Street toward McKinley Avenue, Cool said. He was driving a silver 1999-2002 Chevy Impala with a burned out taillight or brake light. Cool said the car should have significant passenger side windshield damage from the impact with the victim.

Investigators say their only description of the driver was that he was a man, possibly Hispanic, in his early 20.

The Tacoma Police Department is asking anyone who sees this car, or has any information on the incident to call 911.

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