Pedestrian hit

A victim is put on a stretcher at the corner of Williams Street and Alessandro Road in Banning.

Banning Police Department seek help in finding the person responsible for a hit and run in front of the Banning Post Office near the corner of Alessandro Road and Williams Street around 4:30 p.m. today.

An elderly women was walking east on Williams Street crossing Alessandro Avenue when she was struck by a full-sized gray SUV.

According to witnesses the vehicle was traveling west on Williams Street and made a left turn on Alessandro Avenue and struck the elderly women crossing the street.

The vehicle was traveling at approximately 10 m.p.h. when the woman was hit according to witnesses.

The suspect driver initially stopped but left the scene prior to officers' arrival.

The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic female in her early twenties.

The elderly woman had minor injuries and was provided medical attention at the scene, but declined to be transported to the hospital.

Banning Police Department seeks anyone who witnessed the incident to contact the Police Department at (951) 923170.

Staff Writer David James Heiss may be reached at dheiss@recordgazette.net , or by calling (951) 849-4586 x114.

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