The driver who hit a pedestrian Wednesday between Sears and Santa Monica Place ran a red light, according to the Santa Monica Police.
The woman was walking north in the crosswalk "when the vehicle travelling eastbound in the No. 1 lane ran the red light and struck her," said department spokesman Sgt. Richard Lewis.
She sustained serious injuries and was taken to a local trauma center, but is expected to recover, Lewis said.
The driver is not facing criminal charges at this time.
An Australian tourist was killed by an alleged drunken driver on the same stretch of Colorado Avenue this summer when he walked against a solid red "don't walk" sign.