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LOCAL : Woman Hit by Cars Is Identified

<i> From Times staff and wire service reports </i>

A pedestrian struck by two cars in South Laguna was identified today by hospital officials as Herrisa Pennywell, 26, of Laguna Beach.

Pennywell remained in critical condition at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center in Mission Viejo after the accident Sunday on Coast Highway.

She was struck as she attempted to cross the highway about 1:30 p.m. near West Street, Laguna Beach police said. After being knocked into the hood and windshield of a car driven by a Long Beach man, Pennywell rolled back into the roadway and was struck by another motorist driving in a northbound lane.

Both drivers stopped and summoned help. Neither was cited, Police Sgt. Ray Lardie said.

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Pennywell’s identity initially was a mystery because she carried no identification. Lardie said her boyfriend provided identification.


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