Oakland police still searching for hit and run driver who critically injured woman at protest

OAKLAND — A week after a driver critically injured a 24-year-old woman at a protest here, police are still working to identify the suspect and locate the car.

The victim, Lucie Flynn, is still in the hospital battling serious injuries, a week after she and another person were struck by the driver. The car is described as a silver sedan with tinted windows and black rims.

Flynn was one of thousands who turned out for protests across the Bay Area on May 30, in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Police were dispersing the crowd at 7th Street and Telegraph, and a flash-bang grenade went off seconds before the driver apparently hit the gas pedal and struck both pedestrians.

Flynn suffered several broken bones, including her entire ribcage, as well as a punctured lung, which has made it difficult for her to breathe on her own. She required surgery, and remains at the hospital.

Her family has set up a GoFundMe page that, as of Saturday afternoon, had gathered roughly $21,000 in donations.

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Author: Nate Gartrell