Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

Police Friday were seeking to identify a driver whose vehicle struck and seriously injured an 18-year-old woman in Hacienda Heights before leaving the scene.

Isabel Gonzalez of La Puente suffered major injuries when she was struck about 11 p.m. Sunday on Gale Avenue at Riderwood Lane, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, which reported Gonzalez has undergone four surgeries and remains hospitalized at County-USC Medical Center.

The Cal State Los Angeles student had just finished a shift at an area Olive Garden restaurant and was walking home with her boyfriend when she was hit.

Lucy Solis, Gonzalez’s aunt, told The Tribune her niece suffered broken ribs, a fractured skull and pelvis and internal bleeding.

Gonzalez has been breathing on her own since Tuesday, Solis said.

No vehicle description has been made available.

Anyone with information about the crash was urged to call the CHP at (562) 868-0503. Weekend or after-hours calls can be directed to (800) 835-5247 and anonymous tips can also be provided by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222- TIPS.

–City News Service

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