CORONA – A woman was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in a Corona crosswalk late Friday afternoon.At around 4:45 p.m. dispatchers received a report of a hit-and-run vehicle versus pedestrian collision at the West Sixth Street and Vicentia Avenue intersection.
When officers from the Corona Police Department arrived they located the woman left in the roadway suffering from major injuries. She was rushed to Riverside Community Hospital where she remains in their care. Investigating officers collected video surveillance from nearby businesses and were able to see a black Mercedes Benz SUV, possibly a 2005-2006 ML350 turn northbound on Vicente Avenue, from West Sixth Street. The vehicle struck the pedestrian, who was clearly in the crosswalk at the time she was struck.
Without hesitation, the Mercedes Benz driven by a possibly female, continued north on Vicentia and then northbound on Cota Street toward River Road. The collision caused the airbags to deploy and the vehicle also should have front-end damage as a result of the collision.
Corona Police are asking for the public’s help to identify the driver of the vehicle.Any witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information regarding the involved Mercedes-Benz, is asked to call Traffic Investigator Jason Gardner at 951-817-5784.
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