Elderly woman on life support after hit & run

LANCASTER – An 80-year-old woman is clinging to life after being struck by a car while walking to a bus stop early Friday morning (Nov. 30), authorities said.

The incident happened around 7:30 a.m. in the 2500 Block of East Avenue I in Lancaster, according to Lancaster Station deputy Miguel T. Ruiz.

The woman was attempting to walk southbound from the north sidewalk to a bus stop on the south side of the roadway, when she was apparently hit by a vehicle that was exiting a trailer park turning left onto eastbound Avenue I, Ruiz stated.

The driver left the scene without stopping.

The elderly woman suffered serious head trauma and was transported to Antelope Valley Medical Center where she remains on life support.

Her name is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

The investigation is ongoing and no further suspect information can be released at this time, Ruiz said.

Detectives are still looking for witnesses. If you have any information on this hit and run, contact the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

Hit and run location.

  16 comments for “Elderly woman on life support after hit & run

  1. Jim Adams
    December 25, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    She was my Mother, She passed on the 4th and will be missed by many who loved and knew her. If anyone has any kind of information about the hit and run Please call 623-428-4310… No personal information need be given. I just want what’s right for my Mom and also to help try to put this behind us so to be able to just remember the good times.

  2. christopher rawlings
    December 9, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    She was my grandmother also. I hope this idiot does hard time!

  3. christopher rawlings
    December 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    she was my grandmother also. hopefully they catch the idiot that did this!

  4. robert montalvo
    December 8, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    she was my grandmother, and she passed. i pray that justice be served

    • Beervana
      December 8, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      Sorry Robert. I hope they find out who did this and hold them accountable.

      • robert montalvo
        December 8, 2012 at 9:10 pm

        you are very kind, and thank you.

    • Lea Adams
      December 9, 2012 at 3:16 pm

      God always takes what was meant for bad and uses it for good. I know that she is with our savior Jesus. I loved her too. Her daughter, Lea Adams.

  5. Concerned
    December 7, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    The police and hospital staff are still trying to reach any family members of the victim. If you are related to an elderly woman who live inside Desert Palms MHP,and have not heard from her please contact the police. She is all alone in ICU and needs her family

    • Beervana
      December 7, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      Has this story and plea for relatives gone out of the AV to other news agencies?

  6. alekesam
    December 1, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    This is literally half a block from my house. People are always shooting through here, often times speeding because it’s less traffic than it is on the west side.

    Hope they catch this ***hole and the woman recovers to full health. Sad.

  7. T-Bone
    December 1, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Mark my words…Suspended License and No Insurance! RIP!

    • T-Bone
      December 1, 2012 at 9:31 am

      Oh Damn! Got confused…I saw Notify next of Kin and thought she passed. Get well soon!

    • willard
      December 1, 2012 at 11:50 am

      Also…maybe questionable immigration status???

  8. December 1, 2012 at 12:47 am

    I hope she recovers and the coward that struck her gets caught and put in jail. He or she is dangerous and has no respect for anyone or anything.

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