Witnesses have said that a white Lexus SUV – which was stolen according to the police, hit a woman standing by the side walk near a bus stop. The SUV was also found out to have further crashed into a power pole after hitting the woman.
The paramedics rushed the woman UC Irvine Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries. Succeeding reports said that though the woman is in critical condition, she is now stable. The victim’s identity has not been disclosed by the authorities.
Witnesses have added that four men fled on foot from the accident scene. A perimeter, K9 dogs, and a helicopter were provided by the police to search for the suspects. Two men near the scene were arrested and then released soon due to insufficient proof associating them with the incident.
The main cause of the accident was not yet determined. The police officials have said that if based upon the two detained suspects, there was no indication that alcohol is a factor to the incident. In addition, according to the investigation, the SUV was stolen from a home in Westminster that was burglarized last February 5.
Pedestrian accidents in California have become more rampant. Such accidents may result in to different injuries which can become serious and sometimes fatal. A person injured from a pedestrian accident may seek help from the accident lawyers in Los Angeles to recover compensations for the injuries sustained from the accident and for the damages or losses.