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Garden Grove : Hit-Run Driver Sought in Injury of Pedestrian

January 21, 1987|Leonel Sanchez \f7

A 31-year-old Garden Grove man was seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver as he stepped out of his car following an argument with his wife, authorities said Tuesday.

Police have mounted a search for the driver who hit David Hutton shortly before 6:30 p.m. Monday on Magnolia Street at Westminster Avenue, Officer Bruce Davis said.

Davis said Hutton was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where he was being treated for broken ribs, a broken leg and shoulder and cuts to his head and arms. Hutton was in serious but stable condition in the intensive care unit, a hospital spokeswoman said.

According to police, Hutton was stopped at a red light in a southbound lane of Magnolia Street at Westminster Avenue when he stepped from behind the wheel of his car after arguing with his wife, who was a passenger. As Hutton crossed Magnolia, he was hit by a white, mid-size, American-made car that was traveling northbound, Davis said.

The hit-and-run driver was described as a woman wearing a pony tail, Davis said, adding that the car being sought probably was damaged on the right, front fender.

Police asked witnesses or anyone with information leading to the driver to call (714) 638-6615.

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