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News Release

Monday, March 25, 2019

Media Relations

Severe Injury Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR19081dm

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's West Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of the suspect involved in a hit and run collision which severely injured a pedestrian.

On March 25, 2019, around 12:30 a.m., a vehicle was travelling west on 8th Street, east of Catalina Avenue, when a pedestrian walked into the roadway outside of the crosswalk. The vehicle collided with the pedestrian and fled the scene without stopping to render aid or identify themselves as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital with severe injuries.

The name of the pedestrian is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.

The suspect vehicle was described as a white sedan, possibly a Mazda.

The City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund in April 2015. A reward of up to $25,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves.

Anyone with information about this traffic collision is asked to contact West Traffic Division at (213) 473-0234. 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 onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.