Two horses were struck and their riders hospitalized in critical condition with injuries suffered in a hit-and-run crash in Lake View Terrace, and the driver was at large Saturday morning.

The crash occurred near the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Wheatland Avenue at 9:40 p.m. Friday, according to Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Paramedics called to the scene found two riders in critical condition. Both were taken to a hospital, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange said.

The horses appeared to have been killed, Prange said.

The driver, described as a Hispanic man in his 20s, 5 feet 5 to 5 feet 7 inches tall with shaggy hair and a beard and possible injuries to his forehead and an arm, ran from the scene and was sought by police, Madison said.

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