SANTA MONICA—Police are searching for a hit-and-run suspect after an incident involving a female jogger on January 21.
According to the Santa Monica Police Department, a 2010 to 2012 Toyota Corolla was driving eastbound on the 2300 block of San Vicente Boulevard around 10:50 p.m., when a 17-year-old female jogger was making her way in the same direction near the curb. The Corolla struck the jogger, which was followed by the driver of the vehicle speeding off without stopping to render aid. Another motorist witnessed the incident, and managed to call the police.
The jogger, who has only been identified as a resident of Santa Monica, as of the printing of this story, was taken to a local hospital, where she is described to be in critical condition.
The vehicle is described as being metallic gray with some noticeable damage from the collision on the front end of the car. At this time, authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding the vehicle and identifying the driver.
Residents are urged to call Investigator Jason Olson at 310-458-8954 or Sergeant Phillbo Rubish at 310-458-8950. They can also call the Santa Monica police department at 310-458-8495 or they can dial 800-222-8477 if they choose to leave an anonymous tip.