Man Severely Injured by Hit and Run Driver NR21045rc

February 21, 2021


A video of the incident can be viewed at

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles
Police Department’s Central Traffic Division detectives are
asking for the public’s help in providing any information that
would lead to the identification and arrest of the driver
involved in a hit and run traffic collision that left a
51-year-old man injured.

On February 21, 2021, around 10:15 a.m., Central Traffic officers
responded to a hit and run traffic collision that occurred in the
1100 block of E. 49th Street. The pedestrian was struck by a
vehicle as he was crossing the street near his residence. The
driver of the vehicle failed to stop and render aid or identify
themselves as required by California law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported
the pedestrian to a local hospital with severe injuries and in
critical condition.

The description of the vehicle is believed to be a light green,
2004 to 2009 Toyota Prius. The front windshield is heavily damaged.
The identity of the driver is unknown. The investigation is still

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

Light Green 2004-2009 Toyota Prius

Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and
locating the driver and the vehicle. Anyone with information is
asked to contact Officer C. LaFleur, Central Traffic Division
Detectives, at (213) 833-3713. 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 the
LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go
directly to Tipsters may also visit 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.