WHAT: News Conference
WHEN: January 12, 2023
WHERE: Wilshire Boulevard and Park View Street
WHO: Councilwoman Eunisses Hernandez or Field Deputy
Deputy Chief Donald Graham of Transit Services Bureau
Acting Commander Captain Japhet Hom of Traffic Group
Acting Commanding Officer Lieutenant Michael McComas of Central Traffic Division
Detective Juan Campos Central Traffic Division
Family of Luis Varela
WHY: On November 11, 2022, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Luis Varela was crossing Wilshire Boulevard at Park View Street when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver did not stop to render aid and identify him or herself. Varela sustained severe head trauma and was admitted into the intensive care unit at a local hospital where he is still in a coma as of today. The family and Detectives will be asking the community’s help in identifying the hit-and run driver and announce the $25,000 reward for any information leading to the identity, arrest and conviction of the driver.
CONTACT: For more information, please contact Detective Juan Campos at 213-486-0755 or email 31480@LAPD.online.