An emergency vehicle. Photo by John Schreiber.
An emergency vehicle. Photo by John Schreiber.

Long Beach police asked for the public’s help

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long Beach police asked for the public’s help Wednesday night to find the driver suspected of hitting a woman walking in a crosswalk, leaving her in very critical condition.

The crash was reported about 6:15 p.m. Saturday at Willow Street and Long Beach Boulevard, police said.

Officers found the 59-year-old Compton woman lying unconscious on Willow Street with good Samaritans trying to help her, police said.

She was taken to a hospital where her condition was very critical, police said.

The preliminary investigation revealed a Champagne-colored, smaller SUV struck the woman in the crosswalk, police said.

Video from surveillance cameras in the area showed the vehicle was possibly a Toyota RAV-4 with no cover on the spare tire that failed to stop for a red light while westbound on Willow Street and hit the woman as she crossed southbound Willow Street west of Long Beach Boulevard.

Witnesses described the driver as a white man with gray hair, police said.

Anyone with information on the hit-and-run was asked to call traffic Detective Steve Fox at (562) 570-7355.

–City News Service

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