A woman in her late 70s was injured by a hit-and-run driver early Monday morning at the intersection of Rengstorff and San Luis avenues.
Police have announced that a tip led them to locate a suspect car and driver -- a 28-year-old Mountain View man. No arrests have been made and investigators are asking that anyone with any further information come forward to help with the case.
The 77-year-old was crossing Rengstorff Avenue when she was hit by what investigators believe to be a silver, late-'90s model Honda Accord, according to a press release issued by the Mountain View Police Department. The woman, a Mountain View resident, was taken to a local hospital with moderate injuries and was in stable condition, police said.
After issuing a plea for public help, police said today that a tip from the community led them to the vehicle and its driver. They have not yet released the suspect's name nor said whether an arrest has been made.
The police department turned to social media to look for witnesses and information after the accident. "We are seeking the public's assistance in locating both the vehicle and driver that fled the scene," said a police statement that was also posted on the department's blog, its Facebook page and its Twitter account.
"It isn't OK to hit a person and think you can leave the scene," said MVPD Lt. Greg Oselinsky.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call 650-903-6395. The case reference number is 13-5530. Tipsters may remain anonymous.
People with information can also send a text message to 274637 and include "mvtips" in the body of the text message.