Car strikes jaywalker in Costa Mesa

An SUV struck and injured a 41-year-old pedestrian as she jaywalked in Costa Mesa, police said Tuesday.

Police and firefighters responded to a report at 11:49 p.m. Monday that a woman was hit while improperly crossing the southbound lanes in the 1600 block of Newport Boulevard, according to the Costa Mesa Police Department.

Police said the driver of the SUV, a Nissan Pathfinder, is a 36-year-old Huntington Beach resident.

The pedestrian, a Costa Mesa resident, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, police said.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call traffic investigator Darren Wood at (714) 754-5264.

—Lauren Williams

Twitter: @lawilliams30

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