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Monday, December 24, 2012

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Bicyclist Critically Struck by Hit and Run Driver NR12595vh

Los Angeles:  On Friday, December 21, 2012, at around 8:50 a.m., an unidentified bicyclist was critically struck in the vicinity of 933 East 43rd Street.

The preliminary investigation revealed that both the victim and the hit and run driver were traveling westbound on 43rd Street, when the driver of the vehicle collided with the rear of the bicycle and fled westbound on 43rd Street without stopping to render aid which is required by law.

The hit and run vehicle is described as a red late model pickup truck with possible gardening tools in the bed.  The victim is a male Hispanic in his 20’s or 30’s.

The suspect is outstanding. The Los Angeles Police Department, Central Traffic Division, is seeking the public’s help in locating the responsible party of this incident.

Anyone with information regarding this traffic collision can contact Central Traffic Division, Detective Meneses at (213) 972-1850 during the weekdays between 7 am – 5pm.  After hours and weekends, please contact Central Traffic Division’s Watch Commander at 213-972-1853 or a toll free number at 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.