Police are still on the lookout for a driver who struck and critically injured a postal worker delivering mail Saturday afternoon in Compton.
According to Richard Maher of the US Postal Service, 41 year old Lydia Ray was struck at approximately 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of Santa Fe and Euclid avenues, where a vehicle clipped a parked Chevrolet Impala sedan before crashing into the rear of Ray’s postal truck. The collision knocked Ray out of her vehicle and partially pinned her beneath another parked car.
Multiple witnesses to the accident quickly rushed to Ray’s aid as they watched the vehicle that struck her continue on down the road. “I see a black or dark colored BMW just rolling down the street fast,” said Israel Hernandez. “I come over here to see the mail truck all bashed up and some guy holding the mail lady. We had to pick up the car to get her out from under the car… She’s a nice lady, everybody in the community knows her.”
Juan Mosquera, who lives close to the accident site, also helped to free the 20 year veteran of the US Postal Service. “How could another human being do that, run away like that? It was an accident, stay there. It’s an accident. Ran away like a coward. I hope they catch him… It’s bad that bad things happen to good people.
The accident inflicted serious injuries to Ray, who has since undergone two surgeries at a local hospital, and remains in critical but stable condition. “She has severe injuries, broken legs, cuts to her arms, internal injuries,” said LA County Sheriff’s Sergeant Peter Ramirez, who also encouraged anyone with information about the hit and run driver to contact the police as soon as possible. “The driver that caused the collision continued southbound on Santa Fe. That vehicle is described as a 1995 to 2000 BMW, probably like a 325i or 328i [model type]. It’s blue in color. It’s going to have minor traffic collision damage to the front of the vehicle.”
Those with information are being asked to call Los Angeles Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.
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