CHP searching for driver who hit Arroyo Grande runner
April 19, 2016
The California Highway Patrol is searching for a hit-and-run suspect who caused an Arroyo Grande woman to be hospitalized with major injuries. The victim of the crash is a long-distance runner. [KCOY]
On Friday morning, Jana Hayashi, 22, was on a long-distance run near her rural Arroyo Grande home when a vehicle collided with her on El Campo Road near Par View Lane.
Emergency personnel transported Hayashi to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center where she remains in serious condition.
Arroyo Grande High School track coach Sean Ricketts said he believes Hayashi was training for marathons or even super marathons at the time of the accident. Ricketts, who coached Hayashi in high school, said she still holds a freshmen record for cross country runners at Arroyo Grande High.
The CHP is asking the public to help locate the driver. Investigators request that anyone with information about the case call the CHP at (805) 593-3300.