Elderly woman injured in hit & run, driver sought

ANTELOPE VALLEY – The California Highway patrol is asking for the public’s help in finding the hit and run driver that put an elderly woman in the hospital with injuries this past weekend.

The incident happened around 12:20 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 6) on Avenue O at the intersection of 170th Street East, according to Antelope Valley CHP Officer Gil Hernandez.

The victim, 69-year-old Lancaster resident Marjorie Williams, was crossing Avenue O at 170th Street East, inside a crosswalk, when she was hit by a green Honda Civic, with a model year between 1996 and 2000, Hernandez said.

“The driver of the suspect vehicle was traveling eastbound on Avenue O and making a left turn onto 170th,” Hernandez said. “As the vehicle entered the intersection, it struck Ms. Williams as she was crossing.”

The driver did not stop, and fled northbound on 170thStreet, instead, Hernandez said.

Witnesses to the collision called for help. Williams was taken to the hospital, via ambulance, with a possible fractured shoulder and lacerations to her face, Hernandez said.

“The law does require that if you are involved in an accident that you stay and exchange information with the other party. If you fail to do that, then you are in violation of hit and run with injuries and that’s a felony,” Hernandez said.

Anyone with information on the suspect or the vehicle involved in this crash should contact the Lancaster CHP Officer at 661-948-8541.

  6 comments for “Elderly woman injured in hit & run, driver sought

  1. Darleen Edwards
    January 10, 2013 at 9:41 am

    My three daughters were in a hit and run car collision in Lancaster. They sustained injuries and $5000 in damage to our car. Unfortunately, there was no pleas for the public’s help in their situation. I hope this women makes a full recover, although at her age she probably won’t.

  2. Tim B.
    January 9, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    The people that are hitting people and taking off probably do not have a driver’s license or any of the necessary documentation to be operating a vehicle in the first place. Additionally, I’m sure they are afraid that their capture and arrest will lead to more serious consequences such as possible deportation. Hence why they always vacate the scene.

    • Gladys
      January 9, 2013 at 5:54 pm

      Mercy Camou stopped when she hit the young man on Tierra Subida Avenue near the intersection of Date Palm Drive. I do agree that the people who flee are either driving stolen cars, no license, no insurance, dui or some other reason. Certainly NOT because they didn’t know they hit someone.

      • Yo Mama
        January 10, 2013 at 7:53 am

        Here, here to you both…

  3. Gladys
    January 9, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Best wishes to Marjorie Williams for a speedy recovery.
    2 people hit in 2 days. Wow, sort of blows the theory some of you have that people don’t get hit when they use that “lonely” crosswalk.

    • Thomas
      January 11, 2013 at 7:14 pm

      The again it is Lake LA

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