Caught on Video: Hit-and-Run Driver Leaves Pedestrian in Critical Condition in Van Nuys

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Los Angeles police released graphic video Friday showing a Van Nuys hit-and-run crash that left a 72-year-old woman in critical condition.

The victim was struck about 1:20 p.m. Oct. 17 in a parking lot in the 15000 block of Sherman Way, according to the Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division.

The driver was reversing down the parking lot of a strip mall when the car struck the woman. The vehicle, described by LAPD as possibly a 2005 blue four-door Audi, continued in reverse without stopping.

The car had prior damage to the front passenger side, police said.

The video shows the crash from two opposing angles. In the second shot, taken from inside a business or office, two people can be seen rushing to aid the victim, who is left bleeding on the pavement.

"This vehicle is coming in reverse at an unsafe speed, and it impacts this senior citizen and runs her over, literally with both the front and the back tires," LAPD Detective Bill Bustos said.

The victim was leaving a business at the strip mall when she was hit, the detective said.

A witness told KTLA Friday that she was one of those who went to the victim's side. The woman told her she could not feel her back, the witness recounted.

The driver is described as a black man about 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. He was wearing blue jeans and blue-and-yellow shirt.

Bustos said the victim remains in critical condition.

Los Angeles firefighters took her to a local hospital after the crash.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call Officer Fredo at 818-644-8037 or Detective Bustos at 818-644-8021.

KTLA's Irving Last contributed to this article.