Woman Critically Injured When Vehicle Crashes Into Apartment in Santa Ana

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SANTA ANA (CNS) - A woman injured when a minivan slammed into her apartment in Santa Ana was fighting for her life Tuesday as police hunted for the hit-and-run driver behind the wheel in the crash.

The woman remained in critical condition Tuesday afternoon, according to Sgt. Maria Lopez of the Santa Ana Police Department.

The crash happened just before 10:20 p.m. Monday in the Vista Del Rio apartment building at 1600 W. Memory Lane, Lopez said.

"We believe the car was (traveling) south on City Drive when it drove into the apartment complex, ran over a few fixed objects at the complex" before it slammed into the residence, Lopez said.

The driver got out and ran away, Lopez said. The victim was found pinned under the vehicle, she added.

The minivan was not reported stolen, she added.

Police were seeking surveillance video or any witnesses to help investigators piece together what happened.

"Anything the public can assist us with whether they were at the scene or have video to provide us, absolutely contact our traffic division," Lopez said.

Anyone with helpful information for investigators was asked to call Investigator Corporal N. Quinones at 714-245-8216 or the traffic division at 714-245-8200.

Orange County Crime Stoppers will accept anonymous tips at 855-TIP- OCCS, or 855-847-6227.

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