A woman hit by a car as she jaywalked across Wilshire Boulevard Tuesday afternoon was in critical condition at a local trauma center, according to the Santa Monica Police Department.
The accident happened about 1:30 p.m. and temporarily closed Wilshire's eastbound lanes near Centinela Avenue, said police spokesman Sgt. Richard Lewis.
The victim was identified as 42-years-old with an out-of-state residence.
Lewis said she was jaywalking southbound across Wilshire when she was hit by a compact car traveling east.
"They stopped and cooperated," he said of the driver.
The road was reopened by 5 p.m., he said.