“Driver Hits Man, Leaves Him in Street” NR15119ti

April 10, 2015

Los Angeles: Detectives from Central Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying a hit and run driver who struck a man on Vernon Avenue, west of Hooper Avenue.

On March 26, 2015, at around 11:47 p.m., Victor Pacheco, was severely injured by a hit and run vehicle. The collision occurred when Mr. Pacheco walked across Vernon Avenue, west of Hooper Avenue. The driver struck Mr. Pacheco and fled Westbound Vernon Avenue, failed to stop, identify himself and to provide aid to Mr. Pacheco.

The hit and run vehicle was described as a 4-door, white Toyota Camry, with a smashed windshield.

Anyone with information about this incident, or for more information, is asked to call West Traffic Division at (213) 473-0234. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (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 LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.