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July 1, 2019

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in providing information that will lead to the identification and arrest of a driver in a hit and run collision that injured a 42-year-old victim.

On Sunday, June 16, 2019, around 10:00 a.m., a severe hit and run traffic collision occurred at Figueroa Street and 45th Street. A light (possible silver) Nissan Sentra was traveling southbound Figueroa Street when they made a left westbound turn onto 45th Street and collided with a bicyclist, traveling northbound on Figueroa Street. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and render aid, identify him/herself as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and transported the victim, to a local hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should stop, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves.

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 who provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact South Traffic Division Detectives, Detective Moreno at (213) 822-6005 or Detective Flannery at (323) 421-2500. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (323) 421-2577 or 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 www.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.