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Friday, August 19, 2011

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Woman Seriously Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver NR11385rf

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department Central Traffic Division (CTD) detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify and locate a driver who seriously injured a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Last month on Wednesday, July 20, 64-year-old Myoung Ja Kim was hit in a crosswalk by someone driving a dark-gray or gold, two-door Infiniti sedan.  She was walking west in a crosswalk on Santa Monica Boulevard at Vermont Avenue at about 4 a.m. when the incident occurred.  After striking her, the driver failed to stop and identify himself/herself and render aid as required by law.

Kim was transported to a local hospital where she was treated for severe head trauma, a fractured spine and a fractured knee.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact CTD Detective D. Wilson at 213-972-1852.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 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 www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.