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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic detectives, are investigating a severe injury felony hit-and-run that occurred in Newton Division.
On June 17, 2022, around 1:50 a.m., the driver of a 2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 collided with a 2006 Nissan Altima when he failed to stop for a red tri-light at the intersection of 41st Street and Central Avenue. After the crash, the driver of Mercedes-Benz failed abandoned the vehicle and fled the scene on foot.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the driver of the Nissan to a local hospital where he was admitted with severe injuries.
Detectives have spoken with the registered owner of the Mercedes-Benz, who denied that he was driving. A description of the driver is not available.
Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves. The public is also reminded that as pedestrians, they should exercise caution when crossing streets, obey traffic lights, cross within marked crosswalks, and obey the rules of the road.
On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit-and-Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $25,000 is available to community members that provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.
Video of the crash is posted on Central Traffic’s social media accounts YouTube “LAPD Central Traffic,” Twitter @LAPDCTD24, and Instagram @LAPD_CTD_24.
If anyone has additional information regarding the vehicle and the driver, please contact Detective Juan Campos, Central Traffic Detectives, at (213) 833-3713, or contact the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 833-3746 during weekends and off-hours or telephone the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). For anonymous telephone calls, please call LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).