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News Release

Sunday, July 1, 2012

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Bicyclist in Critical Condition; Hit and Run Driver Sought NR12305kr

Los Angeles:  A 55-year-old Los Angeles man was hit by a driver who failed to stop after the collision to provide aid or to identify themselves as required by law.

On Friday, June 29, 2012, around 4 p.m., a bicyclist riding on Outpost Drive near Mulholland Drive was hit by a driver believed to be driving a rust color, late model, Jeep Cherokee traveling south on Outpost Drive. The unidentified driver left the scene immediately after the collision and is facing felony Hit and Run charges.

The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department personnel with major injuries and is listed in critical condition.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact West Traffic Division Detective Section at 213-473-0234.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).   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, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”