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Hit-and-run driver causes California crash that injured 5

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Posted at 3:18 PM, Feb 12, 2023

Police were searching Sunday for a hit-and-run driver who sprinted from the scene of a crash that injured five people at a Southern California intersection.

The two-vehicle collision occurred Saturday night when the driver of a Mercedes sped through a red light at Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway in Seal Beach, officials said.

Five people in the car that was struck were taken to hospitals. Two were later released. Three victims, all 17-year-old girls, remained hospitalized Sunday in serious condition, the Orange County Register reported.

Seal Beach Police Department spokesperson Lt. Julia Clasby said after the crash the Mercedes driver ran into a residential neighborhood.

The suspect was not immediately identified. He's described as a man around 20 years old, last seen wearing a maroon shirt.

Clasby said there were reports of a reckless driver in the area shortly before the crash.