SUDBURY -- The driver who hit a pedestrian Thursday evening stopped briefly before fleeing the scene, Greater Sudbury Police said Friday.

The suspect was driving a dark SUV, witnesses to the incident told police.

Police received the call around 9:15 p.m. regarding a man lying on the ground on Regent Street between York Street and Struthers Street.

"Officers arrived on scene minutes later and found the man lying on the road," police said. "It appeared he had been struck by a vehicle and that the driver left in the vehicle prior to police arrival."

The victim, a 30-year-old man, was taken to hospital by Greater Sudbury Paramedic Services with serious injuries. He remains in hospital in serious but stable condition.

"Investigators in our traffic management unit are in the process of obtaining video surveillance of the incident and we are urging the involved driver to contact police to assist with this investigation," the release said.

Anyone with information related to the collision is asked to contact Acting Sgt. Dave Hamilton at 705-675-9171, ext. 2417.