ROCKLAND, Maine — A man was critically injured Friday evening when he was struck by a car that reportedly left without stopping.

The crash occurred about 5:15 p.m on Camden Street near Pizza Hut.

Rockland police Sgt. Matthew Lindahl said the only description that police have of the vehicle was that it was a passenger car.

The man was taken by Rockland ambulance to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

Witness Bradley Rackliff said he was looking at a pickup truck at Fuller Automall while waiting for his order at the adjacent Chinese restaurant when he heard a man and a woman talking across the street. He said he then heard a loud thud like a car striking a big pothole.

Rackliff then heard the woman scream and saw the man land on the road, he said, and the driver of the car continued on.

The weather was rainy at the time. There is no sidewalk on that side of the street but there is one on the other side that had been plowed.