Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Central Traffic Detectives are investigating a Severe Felony Hit and Run that occurred at Maple Avenue and 37th Street.
On August 6, 2019, around 8:50 p.m., a possible blue Honda Accord was driving southbound Maple Avenue approaching 37th Street. The intersection of Maple Avenue and 37th Street is controlled by 4-way “Stop” signs. A 15-year old male Hispanic bicyclist was travelling eastbound in the south cross walk of the intersection. The driver of the Honda failed to stop for the “Stop” sign, continued through the intersection, and collided into the bicyclist.
As the Honda continued southbound, the bicyclist went under the Honda, and he was dragged for approximately 1500-feet before being dislodged at Woodlawn Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Honda was last seen fleeing westbound Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from Woodlawn Avenue.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene. The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital, with severe injuries, and was admitted into the intensive care unit after undergoing surgery.
Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves. Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 833-3713 or Detective-II Calvin Dehesa (213)486-0750 or email 31161@LAPD.Online. 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.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.