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.