A pickup truck driver who hit a pedestrian on a Jurupa Valley street during a confrontation was at large Friday, with authorities asking for the public’s help identifying him.

The vehicular assault happened about 12:45 p.m. Thursday on Limonite Avenue, near Van Buren Boulevard, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Sgt. Steve Lycopolus said that a man in his 50s, whose identity was not released, walked onto Limonite and stopped traffic, prompting the driver of a 2007 Ford F350 single-cab pickup to get out of his vehicle and demand that the pedestrian move.

“An altercation occurred between the two men in the middle of the street,” the sergeant said. “When the driver returned to his truck and attempted to leave, he struck the victim in the roadway with his vehicle and left the scene.”

The pedestrian suffered minor injuries, according to Lycopolus.

By the time patrol deputies reached the location, the pickup could not be found, he said.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the sheriff’s Jurupa Valley station at 951-955-2600.

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