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.
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.READ MORE: Laugh Factory, Cedars-Sinai To Stream Yom Kippur Services
After hitting her, the driver fled.READ MORE: 'Smallville' Actor Allison Mack Enters Prison In NXIVM Sex Slave Case
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.MORE NEWS: LA County Sheriff's Employee Killed, Woman Hurt After Vintage Sports Car Careens Into Pole In Temple City
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.