Hit and Run Leaves Pedestrian in Serious Condition NR17074aj

March 15, 2017

Los Angeles: The Los
Angeles Police Department’s West 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 collision that seriously injured a man.

On March 8, 2017, around 2:15 a.m., a white colored Toyota Prius
was traveling eastbound on Pacific Coast Highway and collided with
a pedestrian who was standing near the intersection of Sunset
Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway. The driver of the vehicle
failed to stop and render aid to the pedestrian as mandated by

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and
transported the victim to a local hospital in serious

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a white 4 door Toyota Prius
with paper plates. The vehicle has front end damage.

The suspect is described as a white male with a beard,
approximately 6 feet tall, and 30-40 years old.

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 $50,000 is available to community members
who provide information leading to the offender’s identification,
apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact
LAPD West Traffic Division Officer Velasco at (213) 473-0238 or
(213) 473-0234. During non-business hours or on weekends, please
contact South Traffic Division’s Watch Commander at (323) 421-2540
or 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. Please reference
report number 17-0807005.