Montreal police are searching for a driver involved in a hit and run last night in the Ahuntsic area.

Shortly after 9 p.m., a patrol car spotted a 23-year-old man lying on Henri-Bourassa Boulevard, near the corner of Sackville Street.

Witnesses at the scene told police the victim was hit by the car and thrown about 20 metres.

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A man in his 20s was rushed to hospital after he was hit by a car on Wednesday night. (CBC)

The driver then fled the scene.

The victim is in hospital with serious head injuries. 

Const. Raphael Bergeron said police are searching for a small, silver vehicle. 

"It is impossible to determine exactly what type of vehicle it is, but we know that it is a small compact vehicle that was involved due to the description that we have [from] different witnesses," Bergeron said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Info-Crime hotline at 514-393-1133.