WHAT: News Conference
WHEN: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9 a.m.
WHERE: “Blossom Plaza Quad” 900 North Broadway Los Angeles, California 90012
WHO: LAPD Deputy Chief Blake Chow, Transit Services Bureau LAPD Deputy Chief Vito Palazzolo, Operation Central Bureau LAPD Commander Victor Davalos, Operation Central Bureau LAPD Commander Gerald Woodyard, Traffic Group LAPD Captain III Scott Harrelson, Central Division LAPD Captain Brent McGuyre, Central Division LAPD Captain Gary Walters, Central Traffic Division LAPD Detective Juan Campos, Central Traffic Division Representative from Councilmember Gil Cedillo’s Office, First District Victim’s family member Chinatown Business Improvement District George Yu
WHY: On September 4, 2020, around 5 p.m., a 70-year female Hispanic, was crossing Broadway, at College Street. She was in the crosswalk and had the “Walk” signal. A black possible 2003 to 2006 Mercedes-Benz C230, which was travelling westbound on College Street, made a southbound left turn onto Broadway. The driver collided into the female, catapulting her into the air, and she landed on the street. The driver did stop, exited the vehicle, however fled the scene without rendering aid or identifying himself.
The female sustained a brain bleed, broke her neck, clavicle, and pelvis, and it required her to be admitted into Intensive Care Unit.
Video, photos, and a sketch drawing of the driver’s facial image will be released.
CONTACT: For further information, please contact Detective Juan Campos at 213-486-0755 Or email at 31480@LAPD.Online.