January 13, 2023
Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect involved in a felony hit-and-run traffic collision that left one victim severely injured.
On December 24, 2022, around 3:40 p.m., a male victim was crossing Huntington Drive on Kendall Avenue in a marked crosswalk with his dog. Before reaching the midpoint of the crosswalk, the victim was struck by a green Toyota Tundra making a left turn southbound from Alhambra Road onto Huntington Drive.
After the collision, the driver failed to stop to render aid and identify himself or herself. The Toyota Tundra is believed to be a 2007 to 2013 model. It has custom wheels, running boards, and bed cover.
The victim suffered from severe injuries and currently recovering.
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 who provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.
If anyone has information regarding the driver, please contact Detective Juan Campos, Central Traffic Detectives, at (213) 833-3713, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to (213) 972-2971 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.