Hit-And-Run Driver Sought in Crash Near USC That Left 87-Year-Old Woman in Critical Condition

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Police were asking for the public's help Wednesday in identifying the hit-and-run driver who struck an elderly woman in a crosswalk at a crowded intersection near USC in broad daylight.

It happened around 8 a.m. on Monday, March 16 at the intersection of Adams Boulevard and Figueroa Street.

The 87-year-old victim was crossing the street eastbound on Adams Boulevard within a marked crosswalk when she was hit, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

Surveillance video showed a silver late-model Infiniti SUV traveling eastbound on Adams Boulevard and then turning northbound onto Figueroa Street.

The Infiniti collided with the pedestrian and continued northbound on Figueroa Street.

After driving about a block north, the driver made a U-turn and drove past the victim in the southbound lanes, police said.

The suspect then continued to drive around the USC campus at a high rate of speed and, on one occasion, drove through a red light, according to the release.

The unidentified woman remained hospitalized Wednesday in critical condition.

Anyone with information was asked to call South Traffic Division at 323-421-2500.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.

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