A 22-year-old college student suffered serious injuries after she was struck walking in a cross walk across Laguna Canyon Road near the Laguna College of Art and Design on Thursday night, Laguna Beach police said Friday.
The highway was closed in both directions after the 8:45 p.m. accident and remained closed until early Friday, according to police-issued alerts.
Police said the in-bound driver, an 83-year-old Minnesota woman, was not arrested or cited at the scene. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash and but preliminary information suggests the driver failed to stop for the pedestrian, Capt. Jason Kravetz said
The woman was taken to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo and underwent surgery Thursday night.