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Woman sleeping in tent injured in Skid Row hit-and-run crash

A woman sleeping inside a tent in downtown Los Angeles was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Sunday, March 4, 2012.

March 5, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who crashed into a woman sleeping in a tent in downtown Los Angeles' skid row, leaving her in critical condition.

Authorities said the driver intentionally tried to run over another person as he headed south on Towne Avenue near 5th Street early Sunday morning. But his car went up the sidewalk instead and hit the 51-year-old woman.

The suspect is believed to be in his early 30s. He was seen driving a 1998 to 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix or Grand Am.

Anyone with information was asked to call police at (877) LAPD-24-7.