August 30, 2023
Detectives have obtained additional video footage that captured the make of the hit-and-run vehicle which is described as a BMW. Video of the hit-and-run vehicle is posted on Central Traffic’s social media accounts: YouTube “LAPD Central Traffic,” Twitter @LAPDCTD24, Instagram @LAPD_CTD_24.
Update on the pedestrian’s medical condition; He has been discharged and is at home recovering. He still has a long road for recovery and is pending additional medical procedures.
Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Detectives are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the driver involved in a hit-and-run traffic collision.
On June 10, 2023, around 6 a.m., a pedestrian was crossing Central Avenue, at Vernon Avenue, within a crosswalk, and had a “Walk” signal. A dark colored passenger vehicle was travelling southbound Central Avenue and was approaching Vernon Avenue at a high rate of speed. The driver failed to stop for a red phase tri-light and struck the pedestrian within the crosswalk. The impact caused the pedestrian to be catapulted into the air and land on his head. The driver fled the scene without rendering aid and identifying him or herself.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian only described as a 40-year-old male, Hispanic to a local hospital. The pedestrian had emergency surgery for his severe injuries, was admitted into the Intensive Care Unit, and is in critical condition.
The hit-and-run vehicle will likely have front end, hood, and possibly windshield damage. There is no further information on the vehicle.
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.
If anyone has information regarding the vehicle and the driver, please contact Detective Juan Campos, Central Traffic Detectives at (213) 833-3713, or email him at 31480@LAPD.Online, or contact the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 833-3714. 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 “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” drop down and go to the Crime Stoppers link 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.