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News Release
Friday, May 20, 2011
Media Relations
   
   
Woman Seriously Injured in Traffic Collision Traffic Detectives Seek Incident Witnesses NR11239rf

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Valley Traffic Division (VTD) detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating anyone who may have witnessed a severe traffic collision in which a woman has been seriously injured.

On Wednesday, May 18, 2011, shortly after 9:30 p.m., 21-year-old West Hills resident Anais Garcia was making a left turn from eastbound Victory Boulevard to northbound Platt Avenue in her 2002 Cadillac Escalade when she struck and seriously injured 50-year-old Adriana Buckelew, also from West Hills.  When the impact occurred, Buckelew was in a marked crosswalk.  

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel rushed Buckelew to a local hospital where she remains in grave condition.

Though the incident was not a hit-and-run collision, traffic detectives could still use the public’s help in their investigation and are asking anyone who may have witnessed it to contact VTD Officer R. Talley at 818-644-8116.  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.

     
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