UPDATE: Rockford man in 'serious condition' after early morning hit-and-run

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Updated: Jan. 8, 2019, 11:10 a.m.

An 18-year-old Rockford man is battling life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car Tuesday morning.

Police say the man was crossing Whitman Street when he was hit by a car that drove away from the area. The car was described as a large, older tan SUV.

Officers say the collision happened around 7:40 a.m. in the 700 block of Whitman Street.

The crash is under further investigation.

Published: Jan. 8, 2019, 9:00 a.m.

A pedestrian is in serious condition after being struck by a car Tuesday morning in Rockford.

Police say the pedestrian was hit around 7:40 a.m. between Haskell and Winnebago Streets on Whitman Street.

Officials confirm this was a hit and run.

This is a developing situation. We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.