Police Seek Assistance Locating Driver Involved in Hit-And-Run

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Person of Interest Sought In Connection With  Hit-And-RunOn Saturday, July 16, 2011, at approximately 1:50 a.m., officers from the Long Beach Police Department responded to an injury hit-and-run traffic collision in the 3600 block of Broadway that left a female pedestrian in critical condition.

When officers arrived on the scene they found the victim, a 24-year-old female resident of Long Beach, lying underneath a parked car. The preliminary investigation revealed that she had been struck by a light-colored, four-door vehicle, possibly a small sedan or compact vehicle that was traveling westbound on Broadway when it hit the victim. After the collision, the vehicle fled the scene, continuing westbound on Broadway a short distance before it was last seen turning northbound on Loma Avenue.

Paramedics responded to the scene and the victim was transported to a local hospital where she remains in critical condition.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or who may have any information related to it to please come forward. Tipsters may leave their contact information, or remain anonymous if they prefer.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Long Beach Police Accident Investigations Detective Richard Birdsall at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips can also be submitted via text or web by visiting the L.B.P.D. website, www.longbeach.gov/police.

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