PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY — Santa Monica Police officers were on the hunt Friday for a driver who hit a teenage jogger and then fled the scene.
The hit-and-run took place on Tuesday around 10:50 p.m. along the 2300 block of San Vicente Boulevard.
Police said the 17-year-old girl was jogging near the curb when the driver of a 2010 or 2012 Toyota Corolla, metallic gray in color, struck her and then continued driving east. A passing motorist saw the collision and called police.
The jogger was transported to a local hospital where the Santa Monica resident was listed in critical condition. Police did not provide an update on her health.
The suspect’s vehicle is believed to have noticeable collision damage to the front end, police said.
Anyone with information is urged to contact investigator Jason Olson at (310) 458-8954 or the watch commander at (310) 458-8495.
Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers by either calling (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting their website at www.lacrimestoppers.org. To text an anonymous tip, view the website for details. If information leads to an arrest, the tipster is eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000, police said.