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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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Motorcyclist Struck by Vehicle in North Hollywood NR13478rh

***UPDATE***

Today, the suspect involved in a road rage, hit and run incident was arrested for felony hit and run. The suspect was identified as 39-year-old Mauricio Lopez, a resident of Sun Valley. The bail amount was set at $50,000.00. The motorcyclist remains in stable condition at a local hospital.

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Traffic Division detectives are currently investigating a hit-and-run that left a 44-year old person injured.
 
On November 3, 2013, around 3:25 pm, a vehicle described as a white 2001 GMC Sonoma pick-up truck was traveling northbound on Vineland Avenue approaching Morrison Street when a motorcycle also traveling northbound Vineland Avenue, abruptly conducted a lane change in front of the pick-up truck. The pick-up then collided with the rear of the motorcycle.

The driver of the pick-up truck failed to stop, render aid and identify himself.  The motorcyclist a 44-year-old male, resident of North Hollywood sustained severe injuries and was transported to the local hospital where he remains in stable condition.

The driver of the pick-up truck was followed by a witness. The driver left the pick-up abandoned and fled on foot.

The hit and run driver of the pick-up is described as a male Hispanic, in his 30’s to 40’s and still remains outstanding.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Officer Martinez at (818) 644-8032. During weekends and off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAPD24-7 (1-877-527-3247). 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.