A 75-year-old woman was walking to her car at a Metairie gas station Wednesday night when a man backed out a parking space, hit her with his car and knocked her to the ground before fleeing, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.

The incident occurred at a Shell gas station in the 900 block of Clearview Parkway around 7:40 p.m.

JPSO said the woman, Hilda Rachel, of Metairie, broke her wrist and will have surgery Thursday to repair it.

Authorities are on the lookout for the driver of a white Mazda 3 with dark tinted windows. The rim on the driver's side rear tire is different from the rims on the other three tires.

Anyone with information is asked to call JPSO at 504-598-5887.