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News Release

Monday, July 1, 2019

Media Relations

Vehicle vs Pedestrian Severe Traffic Collision NR19183jl

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying and locating any relatives of a pedestrian that was severely struck by a vehicle in Newton Area.

On June 25, 2019, around 11:55 a.m., a blue 2014 Ford Taurus collided with a pedestrian crossing the street in the intersection at San Pedro Street and 36th Street. The driver of the vehicle observed the pedestrian and began to apply the brake, however; the driver was not able to stop his vehicle and collided with the pedestrian.

Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics transported the pedestrian to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition.

There was no indication that the driver of the vehicle was intoxicated and LAPD detectives do not believe any other crimes were involved in this collision. The driver remained at scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

The pedestrian is described as a 30 to 35-year-old male Hispanic, bald with brown eyes. He stands at 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 140-150 pounds. Detectives have exhausted their means in an attempt to identify the pedestrian. He is currently a "John Doe" at the hospital.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Central Traffic Division detectives, Officer Mendoza at (213) 833-3713 or Email During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (323) 421-2577 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 Tipsters may also visit 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.