Authorities searching for hit-and-run driver that crashed into La Puente home

A 68-year-old woman suffered minor injuries when the driver of a speeding BMW lost control and crashed through a cinder block wall into the bedroom of her La Puente house, authorities said Monday.

The crash was reported at 11:50 p.m. Sunday at 1003 Molinar Avenue at Amar Road, Lt. James Long of the Industry sheriff's station said.

The woman had just gone to bed, Long said. "It's a scary wake-up," he said.

The black BMW sedan hit the curb and went "a little airborne" to slam into the wall the way it did, Long said.

The woman was taken to a hospital to be checked out, he said.

The driver left the car and fled the scene and investigators were working to track down the driver, Long said.

Reports from the scene identify the woman as Grace Fierro.

CNS contributed to this report.