Police officers are looking for the driver who was involved in a hit and run near the Pasea Road intersection along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway in Tunapuna on Thursday.
The victim, whose name is yet to be disclosed, is a man said to be in his 70s. He sustained serious injuries to the feet and lower body.
The vehicle in question was identified as a black Chevy Colorado, licensed TDR 9925.
Police said according to an eyewitness, at about noon the driver of the van knocked down the man who was attempting to cross the highway in the midst of traffic. Police said the man managed to get up and went to the shoulder where he lay down.
The eyewitness told police that the van driver, realising what happened, began to shout at the man, telling him he needed to look where he was going. The driver then drove off, leaving the man lying on the ground.
The man subsequently got up from the middle of the roadway and went to the side of the road. He was bleeding from both feet.
Police said a motorist pulled over and went to the aid of the victim.
The man was then taken to the Tunapuna Police Station where an official report was lodged. The victim was then taken to the hospital for treatment.
Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of the driver is asked to contact the nearest police station, 555, 800 TIPS or 482 GARY.