BELL GARDENS, CA (April 12, 2022) – Early in the morning on Saturday in Bell Gardens, a hit-and-run driver struck and critically injured a pedestrian. The victim was later identified by family as Lisette Medrano, 33 years old.
The April 9 crash occurred at 6308 Eastern Avenue.
The time was roughly 1:45 a.m., Bell Gardens Police said.
According to authorities, video from a surveillance camera recorded the incident. In the video, a woman can be seen walking towards a parked car and approaching the door on the driver’s side of the vehicle.
As the woman begins to open the car door, a vehicle hit crashes into her, the car she is standing next to, and another vehicle that is parked.
The suspect hit-and-run driver leaves the scene without helping the victim. According to police, the vehicle may be a pickup truck, white in color, with a wooden bed.
Responders transported Medrano to the hospital. She suffered injuries that were described as critical.
Investigators are searching for the vehicle involved in the crash, and the hit-and-run driver, who has not been described.
The Bell Gardens Police Department has made video of the crash available to the public. If anyone has information about the crash, the person can call Bell Gardens Police.
The number is 562-806-7600.
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