Birmingham PD searching for vehicle that jumped sidewalk, hit 4 people

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham Police are searching for a suspect vehicle that they jumped the sidewalk and hit four people on purpose, seriously injuring two.

The victims were struck near 7th Ave in Wylam, and police think they were all in their teens or 20s but not certain about exact ages.

One victim was sent to Children’s Hospital, and two were taken to UAB. The other person who was hit walked away.

The SUV that hit them left the scene. Birmingham police tell us they think they did it on purpose; the driver allegedly jumped the sidewalk to hit the victims, then drove between two homes and looped around back onto 7th Ave to flee the scene.

Lt. David Rockett says they are searching for an older model blue Ford Explorer; they weren’t able to get a tag number.

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