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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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Hit & Run Driver Sought After Seriously Injuring Man in Crosswalk NR11370kr

Los Angeles:  A 68-year-old man was critically injured while walking in a crosswalk after being struck by a sports utility vehicle. The driver never stopped.

On the evening of Sunday, July 31, 2011, at about 8:20 p.m., a motorist in a black 1990 Ford Expedition traveling northbound on Western Avenue struck the victim who was walking in the crosswalk northbound on 48th Street.  The motorist failed to stop to render aid or identify themselves as required by law.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for serious injuries that include two collapsed lungs, multiple broken ribs and head trauma.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact South Traffic Division Detective Section, Investigator Jones at 323-421-2500. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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