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Malibu Hit-And-Run: Woman And Her Grandson Hospitalized

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Deputies are looking for the driver who hit a 3-year-old boy and his grandmother Friday night on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu and then fled the scene.

The two victims were airlifted to UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Westwood. According to the L.A. Times, the two were originally listed as being in critical condition but are now stable.

The crash happened about 8:30 p.m. Friday in the 25500 block of PCH between Corral Canyon and Puerco Canyon roads, Sheriff's Lt. Robert Wiard, watch commander at the Malibu/Lost Hills station told City News Service. The woman, who is in her 50s, and her 3-year-old grandson were standing on the median to cross the highway when the side mirror of a car struck them, the Times reports.

That stretch of road is often congested with cars parking along the beach and pedestrians braving 50 mile per hour traffic as there is no nearby crosswalk, according to CNS.

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The incident shut down PCH in both directions for about 90 minutes Friday, said sheriff's Sgt. James Braden.

The suspect's car in the hit-and-run is described as "a white or silver vehicle" and might be a small sport utility vehicle.

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