Severe Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR21285wc

October 19, 2021

Need the Public’s Assistance

On October 14, 2021, at approximately 10:38 a.m., a 55-year-old male was northbound Hooper approaching 48th Place, operating a scooter, when a Honda Civic negotiated an unsafe left turn eastbound 48th Place from Hooper and collided with the scooter. The pedestrian on the scooter collided with the rear bumper of the Honda Civic and onto the pavement. The driver of the Honda Civic stopped momentarily, then left the scene without rendering aid or providing information. The driver was described as a Female with red hair. The vehicle was described as a 2012 to 2015 grey Honda Civic with tinted windows, chrome tires and a rear spoiler. The vehicle may have traffic damage to the rear bumper or the bumper may be missing. The vehicle had no front plate.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital. The pedestrian was admitted into the Intensive Care Unit with severe injuries; he is in critical condition. His identity has not been released until his next of kin can be notified.

If anyone has information, please contact Detective Calvin DeHesa, Central Traffic Detectives, at (213) 833-3713 or e-mail or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 833-3746. During weekends and off-hours calls should be directed to the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). For anonymous calls please call LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or visit, or Tipsters