Public’s Assistance Needed In Locating Hit and Run Felony Suspect

April 10, 2001

"Public’s Assistance Needed in Locating Hit and Run Felony Suspect"
Press Conference – Central Traffic Division
Wednesday, April 11, 2001 At 10:00 AM
251 East 6th Street, In Front of the Central Community Police Station
Central Traffic Division Detectives
On Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at approximately 2:15 p.m., 84 year-old Ung Phat of Los Angeles, was walking northbound in an unmarked crosswalk at Broadway Street and Gates Street, when he was struck by an early 80’s black Ford Mustang traveling westbound on Broadway Street. As a result of the collision, Mr. Phat sustained traumatic blunt force injuries and was transported to USCMC Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and identify himself, in violation of 20001(a) VC, and is currently being sought by the Los Angeles Police Department for questioning.
The Los Angeles Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle. The vehicle is described as an early 1980’s black, 2-door, Ford Mustang with a luggage rack on top of the trunk.
This investigation is being conducted by Central Traffic Division Detectives. For further information, please contact Central Traffic Division Detective Kaden, M. or Officer Rojas at 213-485-3111.
This Press Release was prepared by Officer La Donna Cissell, Media Relations Section 213-485-3586.