Los Angeles: The Los Angeles
Police Department West Traffic Division detectives are asking for
the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to
the identification of the suspect involved in a hit and run
collision which left a 42-year-old woman injured.
On August 21, 2016, around 9:25 p.m., the victim was involved in a
3-vehicle traffic accident on La Brea Avenue, north of Olympic
Boulevard. After the traffic accident, the victim exited her
vehicle and walked over to a Gray/Silver possible Ford Escape and
spoke with the driver.
While speaking with the driver, he accelerated away from the scene
as the victim was holding onto the driver side window, causing her
to fall onto the roadway hitting her head. The driver of the
vehicle failed to stop and render aid to the victim, or identify
themselves, as required by law.
The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene
and transported the victim to a local hospital where she is being
treated for severe traumatic head injury.
Witnesses described the driver-suspect as a male Hispanic
with brown hair and in his late 30’s.
On August 31, 2016, while inspecting the victims white Toyota
Camry, an imprint of a license plate number 5TFY382 was obtained
from the left rear corner bumper. This license plate number returns
to a Mazda Tribute with a person of interest in the name of Rene
Milton Guzman Jr.
Anyone with information about this traffic collision is asked to
contact West Traffic Division detectives at 213-473-0234 or the
West Traffic Division Watch Commander at 213-473-0222. 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.