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Hit-and-run driver who injured pedestrian sought in Lancaster

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspected hit-and-run driver they say fled after striking a woman as she crossed a street in Lancaster.

The accident occurred Tuesday about 7:45 p.m. when the driver, who was headed east on Avenue L, ran into a female pedestrian as she crossed the street, according to a statement from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.

The driver did not stop to help the victim, authorities said. The make of the car is unknown. The victim, whose identity has not been released, was taken to a hospital with “serious injuries,” authorities said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station’s Traffic Enforcement Team at (661) 948-8466. Tips can also be reported anonymously to LA Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.


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