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By Lookout Staff

November 12, 2021 -- Santa Monica police are seeking help finding a driver who seriously injured a pedestrian in a felony hit-and-run collision October 31.

The incident took place at around 1 a.m. at the intersection of Third Street and Wilshire Boulevard Downtown, police said.

Hit-and-Run vehicle The driver of the vehicle believed to be a white Infiniti G-series sedan with no front plate struck the pedestrian in the crosswalk at the northern end of the Promenade.

The driver caused "serious bodily injury to the pedestrian before fleeing," said Lt. Rudy Flores, the Police Department spokesman.

Left: Supected vehicle (Courtesy SMPD)

The vehicle sustained "major damage to the windshield on the passenger’s side from this collision," Flores said.

"SMPD Investigators are searching for any information that will assist in identifying this vehicle and/or its driver," Flores said.

According to police data, approximately 70 collisions involving pedestrians have taken place this year, with 65 resulting in injury.

Three of the collisions resulted in pedestrian deaths, according to reports from police.

The latest took place on August 9 when a woman was struck and killed by a vehicle on Main Street ("Main Street Collision Marks Third Pedestrian Death This Year," August 9, 2021).

The incident took place less than one week after a DUI driver fatally struck a man outside a Santa Monica bar, resulting in murder charges filed by County prosecutors ("Hit-and-Run Driver Charged with Murder," August 4, 2021).

The first fatal pedestrian collision this year took place on May 2, when a 50-year-old homeless woman was struck and killed by a car on a 10 Freeway on-ramp ("Homeless Woman Killed Walking on Freeway On-Ramp," May 3, 2021).

Anyone with information about the October 31 hit-and-run collision should call Investigator Evan Raleigh at 310-458-8954 or email him at evan.raleigh@santamonica.gov.

They can also call the Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8461.


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