Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division detectives are investigating a hit and run traffic collision that injured a motorcyclist.
On June 26, 2023, at 11:20 a.m., two 2021-2022 silver Honda Accords were travelling southbound Grand Avenue from 35th Street. One of the Hondas negotiated a U-turn mid-block and crashed into a motorcyclist that was travelling northbound Grand Avenue from 37th Street. The driver of the Honda lost control and crashed into a parked vehicle. The Honda driver fled the scene northbound on Grand Avenue, to eastbound Jefferson Boulevard, and was last seen southbound Hill Street from Jefferson Boulevard. The Honda driver failed to stop to render aid and identify him or herself.
The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene and transported the motorcyclist to a local hospital. The motorcyclist was treated for non-life-threatening severe injuries and was released.
Video footage obtained, shows the Honda having front-end and right-side damage. Video of the hit-and-run vehicle, pre and post-crash, is posted on Central Traffic Division’s social media accounts: YouTube “LAPD Central Traffic,” Twitter @LAPDCTD24, Instagram @LAPD_CTD_24.
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 who provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.
Anyone with information regarding the vehicle or the driver, is urged to contact Detective Juan Campos, Central Traffic Detectives at (213) 833-3713, or email him at 31480@LAPD.online.