Woman critically injured by hit-and-run driver in Newark

NEWARK, N.J. — A woman is in critical condition after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver in New Jersey early Wednesday.

The woman was crossing the street along Elizabeth Avenue and East Alpine Street in Newark at about 12:45 a.m. when a vehicle struck her, said authorities.

She was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Police are looking for the driver of the vehicle who fled the scene.

The investigation remains ongoing.