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