FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) —  A Kingsburg Fire Captain is in the hospital after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver Tuesday morning, according to the Kingsburg Fire Department.

The incident happened around 10:40 a.m. near 10th Street and Winter Avenue.

According to Kingsburg Fire Department, 16-year veteran Captain Kevin Clark was thrown into the air and hit a telephone pole. He was in the area to complete an overhaul on a fire from earlier in the morning.

Clark was taken to the hospital and has moderate injuries. He has a broken ankle, a broken bone near his eye, and may require an operation.

The suspect is described as a white or light-skinned Hispanic person, in their late 20s to early 40s. The suspect was driving a black Mazda, possibly a sedan, with possible damage to the right front side.