UNIVERSAL CITY (CBSLA) – A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s bicycle deputy is in stable condition after being injured by a hit-and-run in the Universal CityWalk area overnight Friday.

(RMG News)

The deputy was patrolling on her bicycle at around 11:55 p.m. Friday when she was struck by a car traveling uphill towards Universal Studios in the 1000 block of Universal Studio Boulevard, according to the sheriff’s department.

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After hitting her, the driver fled.

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The deputy was rushed by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she is stable condition and is expected to survive.

There was no immediate description of the driver. The suspect vehicle is believed to be a black newer-model Ford Mustang, LASD reports.

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California Highway Patrol is handling the investigation. Authorities are hoping that surveillance cameras and witnesses will assist them in identifying the suspect and the car.