LAKE VIEW TERRACE, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two horses were killed and two riders were left in critical condition after a crash in Lake View Terrace Friday evening.
The incident happened shortly before 10 p.m. at Foothill Boulevard and Wheatland Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The riders were on horseback when they were struck by a vehicle. The driver fled on foot after the crash.
The two victims were transported in critical condition.
Footage from AIR7 HD showed the horses lying in a roadway.
Residents in the neighborhood told Eyewitness News that it's common to see riders in the evening.
"The riders aren't wearing reflective gear. The horses aren't wearing reflective gear. There's people that speed down this street....some of them exceeding 80 in their little sports cars and this is what happens," said Lake View Terrace resident, Darcy Anderson.
2 horses killed, 2 riders in critical condition after crash in Lake View Terrace