38-Year-Old Motorcyclist Injured in Hit and Run Collision NR11045gb

February 2, 2011

Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) South
Traffic Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a
driver who struck a male motorcyclist as he rode his motorcycle in
South Los Angeles.

On Monday, January 14, 2011, at about 10:10 p.m., the 38-year-old
motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on Martin Luther King
Boulevard when he was struck by a dark color Honda or Toyota,
4-door passenger car. The suspect’s vehicle was traveling
westbound on Martin Luther King Boulevard, and fled onto southbound
Normandie Avenue after the collision.

The driver of the Honda/Toyota was a male Hispanic with black hair
and brown eyes. He stands about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs
about 250 pounds. The driver left the scene without rendering aid
or identifying himself as required by law.

The motorcyclist sustained moderate injuries and was transported to
a local hospital. He was treated and released.

Surveillance video from a nearby business captured the images of
the driver and the passenger, but the image of the driver is
unidentifiable. Detectives want to talk to the passenger for
questioning only in connection with this hit and run

Anyone with information about this incident or whereabouts of this
driver/passenger is urged to contact South Traffic Division
Detective Sandra Smith at 323-290-6067 or 213-485-7336. 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.