Severe Injury Felony Hit-And-Run In Hollenbeck Division – NR23265jc

September 1, 2023

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Central Traffic Division is requesting assistance in identifying any family members of a victim of a severe injury Felony Hit-and-Run that left the victim in a coma.

On August 14, 2023, at 5:15 a.m., 64-year-old Benjamin Howard Guy, a resident of Los Angeles, was crossing the intersection of Griffin Avenue and Avenue 31, when he was struck by a vehicle described as a possible beige-colored vehicle. The driver fled the scene without stopping, rendering aid, or identifying him or herself.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported Mr. Guy to a local hospital and was admitted into the Intensive Care Unit with severe injuries sustained from the collision. He is currently in a coma and is in stable condition. The medical staff treating Mr. Guy and the LAPD are asking for the public’s assistance in locating family for Mr. Guy. Any family or anyone with family contact information, please contact hospital social workers Daisy Rivera at 323-409-3754 or Nicole Crayon at 323-409-3877.

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.

Benjamin Howard Guy

Victim of Hit-and-Run

If anyone has information regarding the vehicle and the driver, please contact Officer Emestica, Central Traffic Detectives at (213) 833-3713 or email at, or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 833-3746. During weekends and off-hours, or all 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