STANTON -- A woman was struck and critically injured by a hit and run driver in Stanton. Investigators and relatives are searching for the motorist.
48-year-old Zhen Huang was struck by a light blue Chevy pickup truck as she walked in a marked crosswalk, according to Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino. The truck dragged her 10 to 15 feet before the driver fled, he added.
It happened about 5 p.m. Tuesday at Magnolia and Pacific Avenues. A man is believed to have been the driver.
"We know there are a lot of witnesses -- it's a very busy intersection," said Amormino.
Huang's daughter, Ying Huynh, says "I want him to admit what he did and bring justice to my mom."
Huang was crossing Magnolia with the light, Amormino said, adding the driver also had a green light turning left from Pacific to southbound Magnolia.
The woman was hospitalized in extremely critical condition and may not survive, according to Amormino.
"The suspect did not stop his vehicle so he was aware that he hit the victim and instead of offering aid.. he just drove off," Amormino said.
The truck had an industrial rack in its bed.
Huang moved to the United States from Hong Kong five years ago. She works as a waitress in Anaheim. Her family says they can't afford health insurance and fear if the driver isn't caught, they'll be facing tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills.
They hope the driver will do the right thing and turn himself in to police.
Anyone with information was asked to call the Orange County Sheriff's Department at (866) TIP-OCSD.