Woman Critically Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver in Highland Park

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A woman was critically injured in a hit-and-run in Highland Park on Sept. 18, 2015. (Credit: OnScene)

Police released the license plate number of a vehicle sought Saturday after a hit-and-run driver left a woman critically injured in Highland Park.

The woman was crossing eastbound on North Figueroa Street and North Avenue 55 (map) when she was struck around 9:45 p.m. Friday, Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Melody Hainline said.

Although she was in a marked crosswalk, it does not have a light function.

A 2003 white Mitsubishi Lancer with the California license plate No. 4ZCG222 was suspected of hitting the woman before fleeing northbound on Figueroa, Hainline said, adding that it had likely sustained damage during the incident.

A driver description was not available.

The woman, described as a 51-year-old Hispanic woman, was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital and listed in critical but stable condition.

Investigators were reviewing surveillance footage provided by local businesses as of Saturday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD’s Central Traffic Division detectives at 213-833-3713, Detective Michael Kaden at 213-486-0750 or the Central Traffic Division watch commander at 213-486-8344.

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