Hit and Run Driver Struck Pedestrian on Sidewalk NR20049rc

February 21, 2020

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division detectives 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, severely injuring a female pedestrian in her mid-50’s.

On February 19, 2020, around 7:30 p.m., officers responded to a felony severe injury hit and run that occurred at 14th Street and Olive Street. The suspect drove an unknown make and model vehicle onto the sidewalk, collided with the victim, and failed to stop and render aid.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital in critical condition. One of the victim’s legs was severely injured. The medical staff was unable to save the leg and it was amputated.

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.

If anyone has information regarding the vehicle and the driver, please contact Detective Calvin Dehesa or Detective Juan Campos, Central Traffic Detectives at 213-833-3713, or e-mail them at 31161@LAPD.Online or 31480@LAPD.Online, or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at 213-833-3746. 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 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.