12/15 2:27 p.m.: The California Highway Patrol has confirmed that Moss Beach resident Cathy Silva is the woman who was hit by a car in Moss Beach along Highway 1. She was airlifted by CALSTAR to Stanford Hospital for "major internal injuries," according to CHP spokesman Art Montiel.
Half Moon Bay Patch has contacted Stanford Hospital for the release of any information related to Silva's medical condition and will provide updates as they become available.
A woman found lying on the shoulder on Highway 1 in front of the El Gran Amigo Taqueria restaurant on Friday evening was hit by a car, the Sheriff's Office reported yesterday.
Authorities responded to the incident at approximately 6:28 p.m. when Sheriff's Deputy Mark Garcia was flagged down by a group of people who had surrounded the victim, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The victim — identified as an individual named Cathy Silva, according to a bystander standing on the shoulder of the highway — had been hit by a car.
One of the bystanders reported that he or she had witnessed the incident, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Garcia contacted county dispatch services to request that fire and paramedics respond to the scene at 2248 Cabrillo Highway (Highway 1).
Coastside Fire Engines #44 , #41 and Batallion #10 arrived at the scene and treated the victim.
Afterwards, the victim was taken to the Half Moon Bay Airport and airlifted to the hospital for further medical treatment.
The Sheriff's Office did not release the location where the victim received treatment.
The California Highway Patrol is currently leading a traffic investigation of the incident, according to the Sheriff's Office.