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12 Injured After Hit-and-Run at Venice Beach

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LOS ANGELES (CNN) — A car plowed into a crowd of pedestrians at Venice Beach on Saturday, injuring 12 people before the driver fled on foot, fire and police officials said.

Two people were in critical condition after the crash and two were in serious condition, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.

The victims were on the famous Venice Beach Boardwalk at the time, the fire department said.

The accident was a hit-and-run, said Officer Daniel Chun with the Los Angeles Police Department. Police recovered the vehicle, which was still on the scene.

In 2003, an elderly man accidentally plowed his car through a busy farmer’s market in adjacent Santa Monica, killing 10 people and injuring 69.

From Janet DiGiacomo