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Cerritos Hit & Run Victim Remains Unconscious, Witnesses Sought

The victim's body flew through the air after being struck by the hit-and-run driver on Norwalk Boulevard near the Artesia (91) Freeway on Wednesday afternoon.

Witnesses are being sought to help capture the driver who struck a man walking across Norwalk Boulevard in Cerritos, then fled from the scene leaving the victim unconscious with serious injuries. 

"We have no leads," Deputy Tim Britt of the Cerritos Sheriff's Station told Patch Friday afternoon. "The victim is in stable condition but he is still unconscious."

The accident occurred about 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 when the victim -- a 46-year-old Hispanic man -- was walking across Norwalk Boulevard under the Artesia (91) Freeway overpass, said Britt. As he was crossing the street, a vehicle traveling northbound on Norwalk Boulevard struck him and the driver fled from the scene. 

"A couple of people in the area said they saw the pedestrian's body fly through the air (upon impact)," Britt said, adding that some reported seeing a flash of white, but could not confirm the color or type of the suspect vehicle.

"It's hard to believe that at that hour there was no one who saw exactly what happened," the deputy added.

The accident left the man with injuries to his head and a fractured pelvis and right femur, Britt said. The victim, a transient, was taken to Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. 

Anyone with information on the accident is urged to call Deputy Murawski at the Cerritos Station at (562) 860-0044. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you can call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website lacrimestoppers.org.

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