Severe Hit and Run in South Los Angeles NR21129ll

May 12, 2021

South Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division detectives are requesting the public’s help in identifying a hit and run suspect.

On May 10, 2021, around 6:55 p.m., a maroon Kia Optima with black rims was travelling eastbound on Florence Avenue, it collided with a bicyclist who was crossing westbound on Flower Street. The Kia made an unsafe right turn from the number two lane of Florence Avenue and collided with the bicyclist.

The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and identify themselves or render aid as required by law. The driver fled the scene southbound Flower Street at a high rate of speed.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported the victim to a local area hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

Actual Suspect Vehicle

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 any information is encouraged to contact Detective Ramirez, South Traffic Division at 323-421-2500. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.