Police are searching for the driver of a red car that struck a high school student in Garden Grove Thursday and left the scene.
According to Lt. Travis Whitman of the Garden Grove Police Department, the incident took place at 6:07 p.m. in Euclid Street at Stanford Avenue near Garden Grove High School.
A girl was crossing Euclid Street in a crosswalk when she was hit by a car traveling southbound. The vehicle then proceeded without stopping. Witnesses who saw the accident called for help and she was treated at the scene by paramedics, then taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
The vehicle was described as a newer model red Volkswagen Beetle or “similar type” car, possibly a convertible with a black top. Evidence found at the scene, said Lt. Whitman, suggests there might be damage to the front right of the car, including the headlight.
Police are investigating the cause of the collision, but California law requires involved parties to stop at the scene of injury traffic accidents. Any witnesses to the incident are asked to call Investigator Jason Perkins at (714) 741-5823.