Police investigate a collision Wednesday involving a pedestrian who was hit by a car while crossing Colorado Avenue near Santa Monica Place mall. (Photo by Kevin Herrera)

COLORADO AVE — A woman was in stable condition Wednesday after being transported to a local trauma center with severe injuries she sustained when she was struck by a car while crossing Colorado Avenue, police said.

Santa Monica police received a call around 10:50 a.m. about the collision, which took place on the 300 block of Colorado Avenue, said SMPD Sgt. Richard Lewis.

The woman who was hit was lawfully walking in a crosswalk connecting Sears with Santa Monica Place when the driver, who was traveling east on Colorado in the number one lane, allegedly ran a red light and struck the victim, Lewis said.

The driver, a woman in her 40s, immediately stopped and waited for police to arrive. She is cooperating with the investigation, Lewis said.

Police shut down a portion of Colorado Avenue from Second to Fourth streets for roughly four hours so investigators could gather evidence and interview witnesses. Streets were reopened around 3 p.m.

Several people gathered at the scene shortly after the crash. In the street were pieces of the victim’s clothing and blood.

The investigation continues and anyone with information is urged to contact the SMPD at (310) 458-8599.

 

kevinh@smdp.com

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