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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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Los Angeles: On Saturday, August 18, 2012 around 10:50 p.m., a severe hit and run traffic collision occurred between a vehicle and a pedestrian in the area of Victory Boulevard and Columbus Avenue.

A 34-year-old female resident of Van Nuys was walking across Victory Boulevard, east of Columbus Avenue, when she was hit by a car traveling east on Victory Boulevard.  The victim suffered a broken leg, fractured arm, and multiple abrasions to her body.  The suspect continued driving without stopping to identifying him/herself, and rendering aide as required by law.

Although there is no suspect or license plate description, the suspect’s car left a passenger side-view mirror at scene.  The suspect’s vehicle was described as small, black Honda sedan.  The public is encouraged to look for a similar type cars missing their passenger side view mirror.

The investigation is continuing and Valley Traffic Detectives are searching for additional witnesses that may have observed the collision.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact LAPD Valley Traffic Division Officer Doug Larkin at 818-644-8036 or 818-644-8020.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).  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 www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Webtips” and follow the prompts.

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