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Pedestrian pushed into traffic, struck by vehicle in Palm Bay, officials say

Victim suffered what appeared to be significant injuries, officials say

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PALM BAY, Fla. – Authorities are investigating after a man was apparently pushed into oncoming traffic and was struck by a vehicle, officials said.

It happened Friday in the 1000 block of Pace Drive west of Jupiter Boulevard NW in Palm Bay.

Officers learned someone reportedly pushed the victim into oncoming traffic, where he was struck and thrown by the vehicle, Palm Bay police said. The suspect then fled in a silver four-door vehicle.

Police said the victim suffered what appeared to be significant injuries, but was expected to survive.

Police said efforts to find and identify the suspect were ongoing.

Brevard County Fire Rescue also responded to the scene. BCFR officials said the man was airlifted to a local hospital.

Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates on this developing story.