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News Release

Monday, August 29, 2011

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Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Valley Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a driver who critically injured a motorcyclist in Reseda.

On Thursday, August 25, 2011, around 8:45 p.m., a 1995 Suzuki motorcycle, driven by 28-year-old Joseph Frazier of Northridge, was travelling east on Ventura Boulevard and collided into a white Sport Utility Vehicle (possible Mitsubishi Montero) negotiating a left turn to southbound Wilbur Avenue in front of him.  The SUV did not stop and continued southbound Wilbur Avenue without rendering aid or identifying himself/herself as required by law.

Frazier suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition.  The hit-and-run driver and vehicle remain outstanding.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Detective Russell at 818-644-8028.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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.