Woman, 82, injured as crash driver flees


AN elderly woman has been taken to hospital after she was injured in a cowardly hit and run in Dianella.

Police say a male driver crashed into the elderly woman’s vehicle at the intersection of Grand Promenade and Woodrow Avenue shortly after 2.30pm on today.

The man then fled on foot, leaving the injured 82-year-old on the side of the road.

media_cameraParamedics at the crash site. Picture: Seven News.

The police dog squad was called but failed to locate the man.

Police have since searched for fingerprints inside his abandoned Honda Civic.

The 82-year-old was taken to hospital with a serious arm injury.

Anyone who saw the crash or has information about the driver can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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