Modesto Police detectives are looking for a hit-and-run suspect who sent a 75-year-old to the hospital with minor injuries.
The incident happened around 11:15 a.m. near I and 17th streets in downtown, police said.
The vehicle involved in the incident had also earlier been reported stolen, according to police.
Police report after striking the pedestrian, the vehicle, identified as a blue 4-door BMW, swerved into a traffic power box, disabling signals at the intersection.
The suspect then drove the vehicle away from the scene.
Police later found the stolen vehicle a few blocks away on Grant Street.
The car had been left unlocked, police said, with the keys inside just prior to the car theft.