Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR20084ne

April 17, 2020

Los Angeles: On April 3, 2020,
at approximately 2:30 p.m., officers from Central Traffic Division
responded to a hit and run traffic collision at the intersection of
Broadway and 43rd Street in Newton Area. The collision involved a
pedestrian who was crossing Broadway in a marked crosswalk at 43rd
Street. According to witnesses, the driver of a 2014 to 2020 white
Toyota Tacoma was traveling northbound on Broadway and failed to
stop for a red light when he collided with the pedestrian. The
Toyota fled the scene without identifying himself or rendering aid
to the severely injured pedestrian. The truck has a cargo roof
rack, black rims, and a bed cover.

The pedestrian, described as a 40-year-old male Hispanic, suffered
multiple blunt force trauma injuries and was taken to local
hospital by paramedics from the Los Angeles City Fire Department.
He was admitted into the Intensive Care Unit with severe injuries.
As of today, the pedestrian is out of ICU and still recovering at
the hospital.

The collision was captured on an exterior video surveillance system
and is posted on Central Traffic Division’s Twitter account,
@LAPDCTD24 and lapdonline.org.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Jose De Leon,
Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 833-3713 or the
Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 486-3713. 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 1-800-222-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.