Man seriously hurt in Saugus hit-and-run

A Los Angeles County Fire Department truck moves quickly to scene. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

A man in his 30s suffered serious injuries and was rushed to the hospital Friday morning in what local sheriff’s deputies are treating as a hit and run in Saugus.

The patient, whose identity was not released, was described as a Hispanic man.

Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station began looking for the driver of the car when the crash occurred.

“At 6:18 a.m., we received a call for service, regarding a vehicle-vs.-pedestrian (collision),” Lt. Doug Mohrhoff said. 

The incident happened at the intersection of Plum Canyon Road and Heller Circle, he said.

“The male, in his 30s, was struck by a car that reportedly fled the scene,” Mohrhoff said.

Paramedics with Los Angeles County Fire Department were dispatched to the emergency call at 6:20 a.m., and arrived at the scene four minutes later, Fire Department spokesman Austin Bennett said.

They rushed the injured man to Henry Mayo Hospital, leaving the scene at 6:38 a.m.

“The investigation is continuing,” Mohrhoff said.

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