GARDEN GROVE (CBSLA.com) — Police Tuesday were searching for a hit-and-run suspect wanted for seriously injuring a pedestrian in Orange County.
The accident took place just after 9:30 p.m. Monday on Garden Grove Boulevard and Benton Street in Garden Grove, officials said.READ MORE: Police Seek Public Assistance Locating 22-Year-Old Matthew Darwin, Last Seen Sunday In Santa Clarita
Police say the suspect stole a white 2000 Ford Excursion, drove the vehicle into a pedestrian who was on a sidewalk before slamming it into the side of a building.
The victim was thrown several feet into the air. He was transported to the ICU at UCI Medical Center where he is expected to survive.READ MORE: Actor Sidney Poitier Died Of Heart Failure, Prostate Cancer
The driver fled the scene on foot.
He was described as a black man wearing a grey-hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.MORE NEWS: Man Robbed Of Cell Phone, High-End Watch Near Roxbury Park In Beverly Hills
Due to the damage amount, a Garden Grove building inspector red-tagged the building that was struck.