El Centro police are looking for a car with Mexican license plates and a driver involved in a hit and run Wednesday that left a man with a broken leg.
Victor Marin, 49, of El Centro, was walking west on Brighton Avenue about 6:15 p.m.. As Marin was crossing Fifth Street he was struck and thrown by a southbound vehicle, said El Centro police Lt. Paul Longoria.
Witnesses told police the car was traveling at a high speed, Longoria said.
The car failed to stop after hitting Marin and continued southbound on Fifth Street.
Witnesses described the vehicle as a light brown or tan older model Ford Mustang or Falcon. The car had yellow Baja California, Mexico license plates, Longoria said, adding a partial plate number of 702 was reported.
The car may have extensive front-end damage as witnesses reported seeing smoke come from the car immediately following the collision, Longoria said.