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Saturday, December 19, 2009

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Hit and Run Traffic Collision Involving a Pedestrian NR09591ne

Los Angeles:  Valley Traffic (LAPD) Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating a dark color, possibly a Toyota Corolla with a male Hispanic driver.  

On December 19, 2009 at 6:50 pm, a 43-year-old male was crossing the street at Blythe and Lankershim Boulevard when he was hit by a dark color, possibly an older model Toyota Corolla with damage to the windshield, driven by a male Hispanic.  The driver left the scene southbound Lankershim Boulevard towards Saticoy Street, failing to render aid and exchange information as required by law.
 
The victim was transported to a local hospital with severe injuries.     

Valley Traffic Detectives reminds all pedestrians and drivers that crosswalks and pedestrian signals are strategically placed throughout the City of Los Angeles to facilitate the safe and orderly movement of vehicles and pedestrian traffic.  Always cross at intersections, preferably in marked crosswalks.  Do not jaywalk or cross from between parked vehicles.

Anyone with information is asked to call Valley Traffic Division, Detective Jackson at 818-644-8028, during normal business hours.  During non-business hours or on weekends calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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. 


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