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91-year-old woman critically injured in hit and run, LAPD says

Recent crimes reported near the hit-and-run scene in Lincoln Heights.
Los Angeles police Tuesday night were looking for a driver who struck a 91-year-old woman in Lincoln Heights and fled the scene.

The woman was critically injured, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Her name was not released.

She was hit Feb. 29 about 6:55 p.m. as she was crossing the street where Spring Street, Broadway and Avenue 18 intersect, police said.

The driver was described as a Latina, between 53 and 58 years old, and about 5 feet 2. She was about 170 pounds, the LAPD said.

The woman was driving a white Toyota or beige Honda Accord with a cracked windshield and front bumper damage.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. D. Wilson at (213) 972-1852. Anonymous messages can be left at (800) 222-8477.

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Map shows recent crimes reported near the scene of the hit-and-run accident. Credit: Times Mapping L.A.

 
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