PALMDALE – A 35-year-old Rosamond woman is in critical condition after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while walking in a crosswalk in Palmdale Wednesday morning, authorities said.
The collision was reported around 4:53 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, on Fort Tejon Road at the intersection of Pearblossom Highway, an area commonly referred to as “Four Points,” according to Detective Brent Bunch of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.
The pedestrian was crossing eastbound on Fort Tejon Road in the crosswalk when the collision occurred.
“As the female pedestrian was crossing Fort Tejon Road, a 2003-2006 Volvo driven by an unknown driver was traveling southbound on Fort Tejon Road,” Bunch stated. “The Volvo collided into the female pedestrian and continued southbound on Fort Tejon Road and out of sight.”
The victim was treated by Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics and then transferred to Antelope Valley Hospital with severe head injuries; she remains in critical condition, according to Bunch.
The intersection at Fort Tejon Road and Pearblossom Highway was closed until approximately 7:30 a.m. to allow for the investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this hit-and-run collision is encouraged to call the Palmdale Sheriff Station’s Traffic Department at 661-272-2400.