Severe Injury Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR19081dm

March 25, 2019

Los Angeles: Detectives from the
Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division are asking
for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead
to the identification of the suspect involved in a hit and run
collision which severely injured a pedestrian.

On March 25, 2019, around 12:30 a.m., a vehicle was travelling west
on 8th Street, east of Catalina Avenue, when a pedestrian walked
into the roadway outside of the crosswalk. The vehicle collided
with the pedestrian and fled the scene without stopping to render
aid or identify themselves as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported
the pedestrian to a local hospital with severe injuries.

The name of the pedestrian is being withheld pending notification
to next of kin.

The suspect vehicle was described as a white sedan, possibly a

The City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and
created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund in April 2015. 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

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

Anyone with information about this traffic collision is asked to
contact West Traffic Division at (213) 473-0234. 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
onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile
application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their
local program.