Friday, August 19, 2011
Woman Seriously Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver NR11385rfLos Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Central Traffic Division (CTD) detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify and locate a driver who seriously injured a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
Last month on Wednesday, July 20, 64-year-old Myoung Ja Kim was hit in a crosswalk by someone driving a dark-gray or gold, two-door Infiniti sedan. She was walking west in a crosswalk on Santa Monica Boulevard at Vermont Avenue at about 4 a.m. when the incident occurred. After striking her, the driver failed to stop and identify himself/herself and render aid as required by law.
Kim was transported to a local hospital where she was treated for severe head trauma, a fractured spine and a fractured knee.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact CTD Detective D. Wilson at 213-972-1852. 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 www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.