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News Release

Monday, March 5, 2012

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60-Year-Old Pedestrian Critically Injured in Hit-And-Run NR12102gb

Los Angeles: LAPD Central Traffic detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing information about a hit and run traffic collision that left one woman critically injured in South Los Angeles.

On Sunday, March 4, 2012, around 7:50 p.m., Doris Bridges, a resident of the Los Angeles, was standing on the east sidewalk of Central Avenue just south of 52nd Street when a vehicle veered off the roadway and collided with her.

After hitting the victim, the driver failed to stop to render aid and identify theme self as required by law. The driver fled the scene of the traffic collision northbound on Central Avenue in a gray 1997-2001 Toyota Tundra dual pick-up truck with possible damage to the right front-end.

Los Angeles Fire Department rescue personnel responded and transported Bridges to a local hospital where she was listed in critical but stable condition.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives M. Kaden at 213-972-1837 or J. Mapson at 213-972-1825, or Central Traffic Division’s Watch Commander at 213-972-1853.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.