Woman Walking Dogs Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver in Westminster

Woman Walking Dogs Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver in Westminster
Police sirens flash in a file photo. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)
City News Service

WESTMINSTER, Calif.—A woman in her 30s was struck by a hit-and-run driver while walking her dogs June 30, sending her to a hospital in critical condition.

The victim was in critical condition at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, but was expected to survive.

The woman, who is 30 to 35 years old, was crossing a street at Kalamath Drive and Iroquois Road just before 6:15 a.m. when she was struck by a silver Ford Explorer, Westminster police Cmdr. Kevin MacCormick said.

The intersection is a four-way stop in a residential neighborhood, MacCormick said. Nearby freeway construction has led to an increase in traffic for detouring cars in the neighborhood, he said.

Surveillance video shows the victim was looking both ways before crossing and realized the vehicle was bearing down on her, prompting her to run, MacCormick said. She was known to walk her three dogs in the neighborhood in the morning.

The hit-and-run vehicle has custom silver wheels and temporary registration in the lower right corner of the front windshield, MacCormick said. Police suspect the vehicle has damage to the hood and left front corner, he added.

Anyone with helpful information to investigators was asked to call Sgt. Anil Adam at 714-548-3770.