Shocking video shows elderly woman struck in hit-and-run

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- Huntington Beach police released video Tuesday of a hit-and-run driver that struck an elderly woman as she walked across a restaurant parking lot and then drove away.

The incident took place outside a McDonald's restaurant near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Robidoux Drive just before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Huntington Beach Police Department stated on Facebook.

The video showed a gray Dodge Challenger backing into a woman as she was walking across the parking lot with her daughter and husband.

The victim was knocked to the ground and suffered head injuries, according to the Police Department's Facebook post. Although police initially reporter she was 85 years old, they later stated we was 86.

The victim's daughter and husband can be seen banging on the car.

The driver and a passenger could be seen exiting the car and approaching the victim in the video.

Moments later, the driver appeared to motion to the passenger and both people got back in the car — leaving the woman lying on the ground — and fled northbound on Beach Boulevard.

The victim was taken to an area hospital and was later released, the Police Department commented on the Facebook post.

The car sought in the hit-and-run was described as a newer Dodge Challenger with no front license plate, a chrome gas cap and chrome rims.