Police Arrest 73-Year-Old in Connection with Pacific Palisades Hit-and-Run

The Valentine's Day accident left a 28-year-old man severely injured.

Los Angeles police have arrested a 73-year-old, Anna Soon Ma, on suspicion of felony hit-and-run. Patch file photo.
Los Angeles police have arrested a 73-year-old, Anna Soon Ma, on suspicion of felony hit-and-run. Patch file photo.

A 73-year-old woman has been arrested in suspicion of striking with her car a 28-year-old man on Valentine’s Day as he was crossing Pacific Coast Highway at Temescal Canyon, and fleeing the scene.

Los Angeles Police Department officials arrested Monday Anna Soon Ma, a resident of Fullerton.

At 7:55 p.m., a 28-year-old man was walking across PCH in a marked, flashing pedestrian crosswalk, when a silver 2010 Toyota Prius collided with him, according to the LAPD.

“The driver left the scene without providing information or medical attention to the victim as required by law,”  according to a news release. The arrest is on suspicion of felony charges. 

The victim, suffering severe head trauma, was airlifted to a local hospital, where he remains, according to the LAPD. 

Ma is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail. 

Mary February 18, 2014 at 01:25 PM
What's with all these hit and runs??? Anna Soon Ma needs serious jail time, her license revoked for good, and if she gets caught driving again, it's felony jail time. Like in Japan. They don't mess around. We don't need people like this on the road. Period. She could have easily killed this young man. Be VERY careful crossing PCH at the Bowl crosswalk, drivers DON'T stop whether they see you or not. Drivers perceive PCH as a "freeway." Not so stupid drivers!
palypups February 18, 2014 at 06:07 PM
exactly...i am afraid to cross there coming off the bike path so i don't and then all the serious bikers yell and scream and call me names as i go "the wrong way" up pch till i get to the signal at the bel air bay club so i can cross safely, hopefully...now lets catch the person who fled after hitting david pregerson!!!
Karen Escoboza February 18, 2014 at 07:12 PM
so glad they caught that bitch this is my co-workers brother in law now justice will be served!! prayers are needed for him !
Michele February 19, 2014 at 11:17 AM
Every week there is a new hit and run. What kind of society are we living in where people think it's OK to just leave. This woman needs to spend the rest of her life in jail. I don't care what her story is. Enough is enough.


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