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News Release

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Media Relations

Hit and Run leaves 14-year-old injured NR19251jc

Fashion District: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division 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 left a 14-year-old female injured.

On September 12, 2019, around 7:40 a.m., the victim was walking in the crosswalk at Washington Boulevard and Stanford Avenue and she was struck by a tan-colored Sports Utility Vehicle. The SUV is described as a possible Toyota Highlander. The suspect fled the scene and did not stop, render aid, and identify himself. The suspect is described as a male black and about 30-years-old.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was released.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should stop, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves.

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 $5,000 is available to community members that 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 Central Traffic Detective Moses Castillo at (213) 833-3713. 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 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.