A pedestrian suffered critical injuries caused by a hit-and-run driver on Tuesday.
The accident happened about 7:30 p.m. on Bolsa Ave., in Westminster, just west of Beach Blvd. A stolen white Lexus SUV struck the pedestrian and slammed into a power pole, causing a power outage to the neighborhood. Police found a critically injured pedestrian near the SUV. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital.
After the crash, four suspects fled from the SUV. Two were arrested right away; the remaining two are still at large.
According to police, the Lexus SUV was stolen in a February 5th burglary.
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