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Watch: Police looking for woman in two-tone sedan who drove into pedestrian at Mesquite intersection

The hit-and-run happened Tuesday afternoon at Samuell and Town East boulevards, police said.

Mesquite authorities are looking for a motorist in a car with a distinct paint job who appears to have intentionally struck a pedestrian this week.

Police say the incident happened about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday at Samuell and Town East boulevards.

Video of the incident shows the victim, who appears to be talking on a cellphone, standing between two pickups in stopped southbound traffic on Town East Boulevard.

A car, which police say is a 2003 to 2011 Mercury Grand Marquis, approaches the victim against the flow of traffic, eventually striking the pedestrian with enough force to knock the person to the ground.

The Mercury then makes a U-turn and speeds off. Another motorist gets out of a pickup to help the victim.

Police noted the car’s distinctive paint job: The front end is a dark blue, while the back of the sedan is silver. The car had paper license plates and was missing its hubcaps, police said.

Police noted the car's distinctive paint job.
Police noted the car's distinctive paint job.(Mesquite Police Department)

Police did not release information about the victim’s condition. A detailed description of the woman driving the car was not available.

Anyone with information about the incident may call Mesquite police at 972-285-6446 or Crime Stoppers at 877-373-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest and indictment in this case.

Tom Steele, Breaking News Producer. Tom has covered breaking news for The Dallas Morning News since 2016. He has worked in a number of other capacities for The News since 2007, and he was previously a copy editor at The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, Fla. He has degrees in journalism and economics from Lehigh University.

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