California Highway Patrol officers asked Friday for the public’s help in unraveling the mystery of what happened to a woman found seriously injured on a street west of Perris, where she was apparently struck by a hit-and-run driver.
The victim, whose name was withheld, was possibly hit about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on Markham Street, just west of Decker Road, in the community of Mead Valley, according to the California Highway Patrol.
“We don’t really have much to go on right now,” CHP Officer Miguel Guerrero told City News Service. “We’re looking for anybody in the area who might seen anything suspicious. Any details would be beneficial to the investigation.”
The pedestrian was found on the roadside and initially thought to have collapsed from a seizure or some other event, CHP Sgt. Dave Robles said.
He said Riverside County sheriff’s deputies fielded the call but turned the investigation over to the CHP, which has jurisdiction over unincorporated county roads, after it became clear that the woman had likely suffered impact injuries.
The victim was taken to Riverside University Medical Center in Moreno Valley, where investigators said she is on life support, unable to convey what happened to her.
Anyone with information is urged to call the CHP Riverside office at (951) 637-8000.
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