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News Release

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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Severe Hit-and-Run Traffic Collision in Rampart Area NR13488bb

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Central Traffic Division detectives are requesting the publics’ help in identifying the hit-and-run suspect responsible for the severe injury of a pedestrian.

On Monday, November 11, 2013, around 2:15 p.m., the victim was crossing north on 7th Street at the intersection of Carondelet Street when he was struck by a vehicle traveling east on 7th Street.  The driver of the vehicle fled the scene without identifying himself or rendering aid to the victim, a violation of 20001(A) VC, Hit and Run.  The suspect vehicle is described as a late model Honda SUV or van, black in color.  The driver is described as a male, unknown decent.

The victim was transported to a local hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics.  He suffered severe head injuries and is listed in critical condition.  His identity is unknown and described as a male Hispanic, in his late 50’s or early 60’s.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 972-1825 or Detective Felix Padilla at (213) 972-1851.  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 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.