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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Media Relations

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South Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department South Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of the suspect involved in a hit and run collision which left a 4-year-old seriously injured.

On Wednesday June 8, 2016, at around 4:20 p.m., a Hit and Run traffic collision occurred at Figueroa Street and 43rd Street in South Los Angeles.

The driver of a tan or beige Dodge Mini Van struck a young boy that was crossing in a marked crosswalk with his mom and 8-year-old sister.

The driver slowed down and then drove away south on Figueroa Street without stopping to identify himself or rendering aid as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the young boy to a local hospital where he is listed in serious condition.

On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $50,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Video of the traffic collision and suspect's vehicle is available at Media Relations Section

Anyone with information about this incident, or has more information, is requested to call South Traffic Division Detectives, Investigator Yount at 323-421-2500. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to The South Traffic Division Watch Commander at 323-421-2577 or 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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