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LOCAL : Pedestrian Injured in Hit-Run in Anaheim; Police Seek Identity

From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports

The California Highway Patrol was trying to identify a pedestrian who remained in critical condition today after he was struck by a car when he attempted to cross the west Riverside Freeway.

The man was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange after the accident, about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday.

CHP Officer Angel Johnson said the man was seen walking in the center divider west of Raymond Avenue in Anaheim before he stepped into the fast lane.

A 39-year-old Yorba Linda woman swerved but could not avoid striking the pedestrian, Johnson said.

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Another vehicle then rear-ended the Yorba Linda motorist and sped off. Johnson said investigators were seeking information from the public on the hit-and-run driver.

The pedestrian suffered a broken pelvis and head, chest and other internal injuries.


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