Hit and Run Driver Drags Man Leaving him with Severe Injuries NR18073rh

March 6, 2018

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect involved in a hit and run collision that severely injured a 24-year-old male resident of Los Angeles.

On March 4, 2018, around 11:30 p.m., a hit and run traffic collision occurred on Washington Boulevard near 4th Avenue. The victim was kneeling aside the open driver door of his vehicle that was stopped at the curb when he was struck by the suspect’s vehicle that was traveling eastbound on Washington Boulevard. The victim somehow became affixed to the suspect’s vehicle and was dragged about two blocks before becoming dislodged.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital with severe injuries.

The hit and run driver fled the scene and was last seen driving away from the 2100 block of 2nd Avenue. The vehicle is described as a newer model light colored four-door sedan that will likely have damage to the front end. The suspect’s vehicle is possibly a Nissan Versa.

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 is asked to contact West Traffic Division Detectives during business hours at 213-473-0234. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 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 ww.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.