Woman injured in hit and run
April 21, 2011
The man was traveling westbound on Buchon Street in a green Mazda Protégé when he struck the woman, 31, who was crossing through the Carmel Street intersection. The impact damaged the car’s hood, quarter panel and severely smashed the windshield.
The victim told police the male driver, who was wearing a white hooded sweat shirt, drove on for about 100 feet before parking the car and fleeing on foot.
The unnamed victim was transported by ambulance to French Hospital for treatment for injuries to her head and upper body. The injuries do not appear to be life threatening, police said.
While police were investigating the scene, the female owner of the car arrived and told officers who she thought might have been driving her car. Police said they are continuing to investigate the incident.