Police Seek Assistance Identifying Vehicle Involved in Hit-and-Run

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Hit-and-run victim Sandra Davis

Hit-and-run victim Sandra Davis

On Friday, November 22, 2013, at 5:39 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the area of South Street near Ackerfield Avenue regarding a hit and run traffic collision involving a vehicle and a female adult pedestrian, which resulted in life-threatening injuries to the pedestrian. 

When officers arrived, they found a female lying in the roadway. She was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries by Long Beach Fire Department paramedics, where she remains in critical condition.  She has been identified as 43-year-old Sandra Davis of Long Beach.

Witnesses at the scene stated that Davis was crossing South Street in a southerly direction, and was not crossing at an intersection or within any crosswalk. She reportedly walked into the eastbound traffic lanes of South Street, and narrowly missed being struck by a passing truck. She continued walking across the lanes where she was struck by a small, older model, light tan or beige colored “Altima” style vehicle. The striking vehicle braked momentarily, indicating the unidentified driver was aware of the collision, then left the area without making any attempt to render aid to the victim or to contact police. Anyone who may know of a vehicle matching this description that may have recently sustained front end damage is urged to come forward.

Anyone with information regarding incident should call Long Beach Police Collision Investigation Detective Richard Birdsall at (562) 570-7355, or 9-1-1 for an immediate police response.  Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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