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News Release

Monday, March 24, 2008

Media Relations

News Conference

WHAT:
Public’s assistance in locating a Hit & Run suspect

WHEN:
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
9:30 a.m.

WHERE:
West Traffic Division
4849 West Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019

WHO:
West Traffic Detectives
Family members

WHY:
On February 18, 2008, at about 6:10 p.m., 20 year-old, Whitney Staggs, a resident of the West Los Angeles area, was crossing the street at Cotner Avenue and the San Diego freeway on-ramp at Santa Monica Blvd. As she was crossing the street a possible gold colored 4-door sedan made a right turn from westbound Santa Monica Blvd., to either the freeway on-ramp or Cotner Avenue and struck Ms. Staggs while she was in the crosswalk.

After striking her with the car, the driver failed to stop and render aid to her. Ms. Staggs was hospitalized for five days for head trauma. She is recovering but is still in pain from her injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Traffic Detectives at 213-473-0234 or 213-473-0222.

For more information, call Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.