SANTA MONICA —On February 1, a 28-year-old Santa Monica woman was struck during a hit-and-run while crossing the street at the intersection of Main Street and Pacific Avenue, according to the Santa Monica Police Department. She was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
The incident occurred at about 9:38 p.m. According to the initial investigation, the driver of the vehicle, a 40-year-old Malibu woman, was traveling northbound on Main Street. The pedestrian, a 28-year-old Santa Monica woman, was walking westbound on Pacific Avenue in a marked crosswalk. The driver attempted to pass a slower moving vehicle by using the bicycle/parking lane, and the victim was about three feet into the crosswalk when she was struck by the other woman’s vehicle.
The driver did not stop at the scene of the collision and continued to travel northbound on Main Street. A witness managed to attain the license plate of the suspect’s vehicle and contacted SMPD. Police saw the vehicle in the area of 2nd Street and Ocean Park Boulevard. The suspect was arrested for felony hit-and-run.
The cause of the collision is still under investigation. Anyone with further information regarding the incident is urged to call Investigator Chris Dawson at 310-458-8954, or Sergeant Jay Trisler at 310-458-8971, or the Santa Monica Police Department’s 24-hour line at 310-458-8495.
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