35-Year-Old Man in Critical Condition After Hit and Run NR16398lp

December 27, 2016

The driver,
Javier Saravia was taken into custody at his residence and booked
for 20001 (a) V.C., hit and run felony. The vehicle involved in
the collision was parked in a car port to the rear of his residence
and was impounded.

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Southwest
Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in
providing any information that would lead to the identification and
arrest of the suspect involved in a hit and run collision, which
left a 35-year-old man severely injured.

On December 26, 2016, around 3:40 p.m., Southwest Area officers
responded to a radio call of a hit and run traffic collision at the
intersection of 48th Street and 9th Avenue. When the officers
arrived they found a male victim on the street who had been
involved in the traffic collision.

The investigation revealed that the victim was riding a motorized
bicycle west bound on 48th Street when a motorist made a left turn
onto 9th Avenue and collided with the victim’s motorized bicycle.
The driver and a male passenger left the scene of the accident. The
driver failed to stop, identify himself and did not render aide to
the victim as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics
responded and transported the victim to a local area hospital where
he is listed in critical condition.

The driver is described as a male Hispanic, approximately 5 feet 8
inches tall, between 180 and 200 pounds with dark hair. He was seen
wearing a gray baseball cap, a gray jacket, white t-shirt, and blue

The passenger is described as a male Hispanic, approximately 5 feet
8 inches tall, with black hair and a mustache. He was seen wearing
a red long sleeve shirt, black pants, and brown shoes.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a burgundy/red 1997-1999
Oldsmobile Cutlass four door sedan. The incident was captured on
surveillance camera.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact
LAPD South Traffic Division at 323-421-2500. During non-business
hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7
(877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the
LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go
directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit
ww.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get
Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly,
tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and
select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.