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News Release
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Media Relations
   
   
Young Man Nearly Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver NR10605rf

Los Angeles: Last month, an 18-year-old man attempting to cross the street at 5th Avenue and 9th Street was seriously injured by a suspect driving a Chevrolet Suburban.

The hit-and-run incident occurred on Nov. 28 around 4:30 p.m. as the driver/suspect was making a right turn onto 9th Street from 5th Avenue. The Suburban has been described as a dark-colored, 1990s model, possibly with the rear driver’s side window missing.

Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital where he has remained in critical condition.

The Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division (WTD) is conducting the follow-up investigation and asking for the public’s help.  Anyone with information about the Suburban or the incident is asked to call the WTD Traffic Detective Section at 213-473-0234.  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 1-800-222-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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