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News Release

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Media Relations

Hit & Run Suspect Sought by Police

Los Angeles: Police are asking for the publics help in locating a driver who caused a serious accident and left his passenger with life threatening injuries.

On Monday, November 5, 2007, at around 10:10 p.m., Gustavo Felix was driving a black, 2007 Lexus LS460, in the 4200 block of Alameda Street. Felix was attempting to make a left turn into the driveway of a business when he turned directly in the path of a 1997 Chevy Suburban (SUV), driving south on Alameda Street.

The SUV driver was unable to avoid a collision and smashed into the passenger side of Felix’s car. A passenger sitting in the front passenger seat, a female, 28 years of age, was critically injured in the crash. She was transported to a local hospital where she underwent life saving surgery, but remains in critical condition.

The driver of the SUV sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from a local hospital.

Felix immediately ran from the location, failing to identify himself or render aid to the injured parties as is required by law. He is described as a Hispanic man, 33 years old, black hair, brown eyes, 5’5” tall and 155 lbs.

A video showing the aftermath of impact on the SUV is also available through Media Relations Section.

Anyone with information is asked to call Central Traffic Detectives Michael Kaden or
Jose Garcia at 213-972-1825. After hours and on weekends, please call the 24-hour Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAW-FULL (529-3855).