Severe-injury Hit-and-Run in Newton Division – NR23240m

August 15, 2023

Severe-injury Hit-and-Run in Newton Division

Los Angeles: On August 13, 2023, around 3:45 a.m., a vehicle crashed into a mini-motorized “Pocket Bike” in the intersection of 27th Street and Griffith Avenue. The driver fled the scene westbound on Adams Boulevard from Griffith Avenue without rendering aid or identifying themselves.

The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene and transported the female motorcyclist to a local hospital. She was admitted into the hospital for non-life-threatening, severe injuries.

The hit-and-run vehicle is described as a dark-colored, “box style” passenger vehicle that appears to be similar to Scion xB, KIA Soul, Nissan Cube, Honda Element, or similar type of vehicle.

Video of the hit-and-run vehicle is posted on Central Traffic’s social media accounts: YouTube “LAPD Central Traffic,” Twitter @LAPDCTD24, Instagram @LAPD_CTD_24.

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.

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Hit & Run Vehicle is a possible Scion xB, KIA Soul, Nissan Cube, Honda Element, or similar type of vehicle.


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 regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Juan Campos, Central Traffic Detectives at (213) 833-3713, or email him at 31480@LAPD.Online, or contact the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 833-3746. 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 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.