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News Release

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Media Relations

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect involved in a hit and run collision that critically injured a 40-year-old man.

On February 11, 2017, around 4:20 a.m., a dark colored vehicle was traveling northbound on Main Street when it collided with a pedestrian who was walking in the middle of the roadway on Main Street near Vernon Avenue. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and render aid to the pedestrian as mandated by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital in critical condition.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a dark 4 door Mercedes vehicle with black custom rims. The suspect is described as a bald, dark skinned male weighing approximately 220 lbs, wearing a blue NFL style jacket with gray pants and a gray hoodie.

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.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact LAPD Central Traffic Division detectives at (213) 833-3713. During non-business hours or on weekends, please contact South Traffic Division's Watch Commander at (323) 421-2540 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.

Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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