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News Release

Thursday, March 5, 2009

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13-Year-Old Critically Injured in Hit & Run

Los Angeles:  A 13-year-old youth riding his bicycle Sunday afternoon was struck and critically injured by a motorist who fled the scene.

On Sunday, March 1, 2008, at around 3:30 p.m., a motorist driving a gold Nissan sports utility vehicle traveling eastbound on 58th Place from Normandie Avenue hit a bicyclist and continued driving.  The motorist, described as a 35-40-year-old Black female with short brown hair, failed to stop and render aid or identify herself as required by law.

The child has been hospitalized with serious injuries and is in critical condition.  

Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect and the vehicle she was driving.  Anyone with information is asked to call South Traffic Division Detective Rodney Jones at 213-290-6063.  During off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text "Crimes" with a cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on Web tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with "LAPD."  Tipsters may remain anonymous.