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Hit-and-Run Driver Strikes Transient in Cerritos

The Wednesday afternoon accident on Norwalk Boulevard near the 91 Freeway left the victim hospitalized.

Deputies are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck a transient near the Artesia 91 Freeway in Cerritos Wednesday afternoon.

The victim, a Hispanic male transient, was jaywalking on Norwalk Boulevard at about 5:30 p.m. when he was struck by the driver of "possibly a white SUV," Sgt. Rick Vargas of the Cerritos Sheriff's Station said.

The driver did not stop to help the victim and continued northbound on Norwalk Boulevard, fleeing from the scene, the sergeant added.

The victim was taken to Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and the extent of his injuries was not known, however, he was said to be in stable condition, Vargas said. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident was asked to call the Cerritos Station at (562) 860-0044.

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