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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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91-Year-Old Korean Woman Struck By Hit-And-Run Driver NR12108rh

Los Angeles:   Los Angeles Police Department Central Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating the driver responsible for a hit-and-run collision that critically injured an elderly woman.

On February 29, 2012, at 6:55 p.m., a driver in a white Toyota or beige Honda Accord hit a woman walking across the street at the three way intersection of Spring Street, Broadway and Avenue 18.  The driver of the car fled the scene, failed to stop and render aid or identify herself as required by law.  

The driver of the vehicle was a female Hispanic, between 53-years and 58-years-old, approximately 5 feet 2 inches, weighing about 170 pounds, heavyset and wearing glasses.  The car is described as a white Toyota or beige Honda Accord with a cracked windshield and front bumper damage.

Anyone who may have information regarding this traffic collision is asked to contact Central Traffic Division, Detective D. Wilson at 213-972-1852.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.



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