Police at the scene of the hit-and-run in Highland Park. Courtesy of OnScene.TV
Police at the scene of the hit-and-run in Highland Park. Courtesy of OnScene.TV

A woman walking in a Highland Park crosswalk was struck by a car and carried 50 feet on its hood before she fell off, as the driver steered around her and left the scene, a police sergeant said Saturday.

The car, a white, four-door Mitsubishi Lancer, has broken windshield. Its driver was observed stopping after the crash to remove its license plates, Bailey said.

The hit-and-run crash was at 9:47 p.m. Friday at a marked crosswalk in the 5500 block of North Figueroa Street in Highland Park, said Sgt. S. Bailey of the Los Angeles Police Department‘s Central Traffic Division.

The woman, in her late 30s or early 40s, underwent surgery at Huntington Memorial Hospital and was in the intensive care unit in critical condition, Bailey said.

Witnesses described the driver as a Hispanic man in his 40s, about 5 feet tall, wearing a light blue tank top and blue jeans.

— City News Service

 

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