A San Diego Police officer examines the intersection where the street takeover occurred. Courtesy OnScene.TV

Authorities announced an arrest Tuesday in connection with a Sorrento Valley hit-and-run crash that left a 25-year-old woman severely injured.

The victim was watching an illegal stunt-driving contest involving intentional spinning skids, or “doughnuts,” at the intersection of Carroll Canyon and Scranton roads at about 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 when one of the competing motorists lost control of his car, according to San Diego police.

The green 1991 Lexus careened off the roadway and struck the woman, after which the man behind the wheel drove off, Sgt. Victoria Houseman said.

Paramedics took the victim to a hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. She has remained hospitalized, though her condition has been improving, Houseman said.

On Sunday, detectives tracked down the suspected fugitive motorist — identified as 23-year-old Liam Patrick O’Connor — and his vehicle at a home in the 7000 block of Whipple Avenue in University City, Houseman said.

O’Connor was booked into county jail on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and reckless driving.

Updated at 7:03 p.m. Feb. 23, 2021

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