Hit and Run Leaves Pedestrian in Critical Condition NR16074rmh

February 29, 2016

February 29, 2016 UPDATE

The pedestrian was later pronounced dead while at the hospital.

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Central Traffic Area 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 collision, which left a 35-year-old man critically injured.

On Sunday, February 28, around 3:05 a.m., the suspect was driving northbound on San Pedro Street at the intersection of 7th Street. and collided with the pedestrian. The suspect failed to stop and render aid to the victim as required by law. The suspect vehicle was described as a bluish-green Chrysler 300 depicting California license plate number 5YGJ105.

The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition.

The identity of the pedestrian is being withheld at this time until next-of-kin have been notified.

The City of Los Angeles is offering a reward of $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the hit and run driver.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Central Traffic Detectives at (213) 833-3713, or Detective M. Kaden (213) 486-0750, or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 486-8344. 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 Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.