Woman struck on 91 freeway in Corona; hit-and-run driver sought

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A woman who pulled over on the 91 Freeway in Corona early Monday morning was struck by a passing vehicle, and California Highway Patrol officers were searching for the driver.

The woman and a friend were traveling in separate cars at around 2 a.m. on the eastbound 91 near Green River Road, the friend told CHP officials.

The friend pulled over because her dogs were jumping around. The victim pulled over and got out of her Nissan Altima to help when she was hit.

Someone pulled the injured woman out of the lanes of traffic and called for help, CHP officials said.

An empty red pickup truck with front-end damage was found a short distance away on the freeway, according to the CHP, but the driver was gone.

Paramedics took the injured woman to the hospital but her condition had not been publicly disclosed as of 6 a.m.