Woman struck by car while crossing street in El Monte

EL MONTE — A 65-year-old woman remained hospitalized in critical condition Thursday after being struck by a car while crossing the street, authorities said.
The incident took place about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on Merced Avenue near Garvey Avenue, El Monte police Lt. Dan Burlingham said.
The woman was crossing the street without a crosswalk when she was struck, the lieutenant said.
She suffered major injuries and was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center with major injuries, Burlingham said.
“She’s currently listed in critical condition,” he said Thursday.
The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators, he said. Nothing criminal was initially suspected, and the driver was not initially cited or arrested.

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