FAIRFIELD — A woman stuck by a hit-and-run driver Monday night remained in critical condition Tuesday afternoon, Fairfield police said.
The 49-year-old Fairfield woman was crossing West Texas Street with another person around 8:55 p.m. Monday when she was struck by a white passenger car, said Fairfield Police Sgt. Matt Bloesch.
The woman was crossing from the south side of the street on the 1600 block, near the former Midas building, to the north side of Texas Street when the westbound car hit her.
Her male companion, described Monday night as being intoxicated, said he had to dive out of the way to avoid being hit.
“The vehicle that struck her left the scene,” Bloesch said. “So we’re looking for a white passenger car that possibly has front-end damage.”
The suspect vehicle was described Monday as a white, two-door Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
After emergency workers found the woman in a partial fetal position in the middle of the street with severe head injuries, they determined she needed to be airlifted to the trauma center at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.
Bloesch on Tuesday described the victim’s injuries as life-threatening.
“As of now, she’s still alive, but still critical,” he said.
Shortly before 11 p.m., local authorities described the hit and run as a possible homicide.
Police were to begin searching video footage from several cameras in the area to try to get a license plate number for the suspect vehicle.
“We have detectives from major crimes and traffic officers working on the case,” Bloesch said. “We’re asking for the public’s help, anyone who’s seen anything or possibly saw anything to give us a call.”
Anyone with information about the suspect vehicle is asked call Fairfield police at 428-7300, the 24-hour tip line at 428-7345 or Solano Crime Stoppers at 644-STOP. Callers may remain anonymous.
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