Pair sought after hit-and-run in O.C. McDonald's parking lot

86-year-old woman struck by car as it backed up in O.C. parking lot; police seek driver, passenger who fled

Huntington Beach police are looking for two people who fled after their vehicle backed into an 86-year-old woman in a McDonald's parking lot.

Surveillance video at the McDonald's at Beach Boulevard and Rubidoux Drive shows a newer dark gray Dodge Challenger driving through the restaurant's parking lot at 2:38 p.m. April 22.

The woman walked out of the McDonald's with her family and was struck by the car as it was backing up, the Huntington Beach Independent reported.

The driver and passenger initially got out of the car and approached the woman, but then soon got back into the Challenger and fled north on Beach, police said. The vehicle had a chrome gas cap, chrome wheels and no front license plate.

The woman was taken to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries and later was released, Huntington Beach Police Officer Jennifer Marlatt said.

The driver of the Challenger was described as an Asian man in his 20s, about 6 feet tall with short hair and a medium build. The passenger was described as an Asian woman in her 20s, about 5 feet, 5 inches tall with long dark hair and a medium build.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Huntington Beach police hotline at (714) 375-5066.

Carpio writes for Times Community News.

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