CORONA (CBSLA.com) – Investigators are searching for a possibly female driver who struck and critically injured a woman in Corona late Friday afternoon.
According to Corona police, 44-year-old Dora Bran of Riverside was in a crosswalk on Vicentia Avenue at about 4:45 p.m. when a black Mercedes Benz SUV struck her while turning onto Vicentia Avenue from West 6th Street.
The driver fled. The woman was taken to a local hospital, where she remained in critical condition as of Monday, police confirmed.
Bran’s sister said she was walking to a church where she volunteers every week.
“I am feeling very, very sad and very, very heartbroken because it’s just not fair the way things happened,” her sister told KCAL9 Monday.
Bran is a wife and mother to a teenage daughter.
Corona police have released surveillance images of the suspect vehicle, believed to have been driven by a woman. The vehicle may have front-end damage. The driver’s side curtain airbags may have also deployed, police said.
Anyone with information on the case should call police at 951-817-5784.