LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A woman was listed in critical condition Sunday after being struck by a hit-and-run driver on Skid Row.

The victim, identified as a 51-year-old transient, was apparently asleep in her tent when she was struck.

In a news release issued by Los Angeles police, authorities said the collision on the west sidewalk of Towne Avenue occurred about 2:30 a.m. between 4th Street and 5th Street.

The statement says that detectives believe the suspect, a man in his early 30s, was attempting to run over another pedestrian.

The motive may have been drug related, authorities said.

The suspect vehicle is described as a 1998-2009 Pontiac Grand-Prix or Grand-Am, police said.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact Detective Michael Kaden at (213) 972-1837 or Detective Josephine Mapson at (213) 972-1825.

Comments (2)
  1. lee says:

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close those bad cases.
    At the corner of Calaveras and N. Park Victoria in Milpitas California two corrupt DEA allmost caused the death of an elderly lady while they where harrassing a suspect.
    The elderly lady was crossing the street about 15 yards ahead of the suspect’s car that was going west bound on Calaveras after having just pulled out of the Shell station. One of the DEA in the bus stop near the Shell station tried to gain the attention of the suspect thereby almost causing the car to hit the elderly lady. The other DEA was at the Shell station.
    They have also recently, on several occasions, entered my home while I was not there so that they can get better access to my vehicle and loosen steering linkages, remove wheel weights, tamper with breaks, tamper with transmission linkages, etc… Every time I detect that they have entered my home, my dog looks like he is not feeling well. Why take my insolence out on a dog?
    They are also shooting BB guns at my car while driving. One instance they shot a BB gun at my car in a very busy intersection of highways 680&101 while I was traveling 55+ mph.

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