Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect responsible for a severe hit-and-run traffic collision.
On Friday, January 28, 2022, around 8:15 pm, a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed westbound 25th Street, collided with a juvenile pedestrian who was crossing mid-block in the 1800 block of West 25th Street.
The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and render aid after striking the pedestrian. The speeding vehicle fled from the scene westbound 25th Street. Prior to the collision it appeared that the suspect was chasing an individual on a pocket bike around the area.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and transported the juvenile to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
The suspect’s vehicle is a possible 4 door sedan.
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.
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 compromise.
Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Detective Daniel Ramirez or Detective Flanery at (323) 421-2500, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. After 5:00 p.m., please contact South Traffic Division’s Watch Commander at 323-421-2570. 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 CrimeStoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact CrimeStoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.