Severe Injury Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR19230dm

August 26, 2019

On Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., Detectives from Central
Traffic Division arrested and booked23-year-old Luis Rayaflores of Canoga Park at
his residence.

Rayaflores is being held
at the Los Angeles Police Department Metropolitan Detention
Center. He is charged with violation of California Vehicle Code
§20001(a) – Felony Hit and Run, Booking No. 5729277. His bail is
set at $80,000.
Los Angeles: Detectives from the
Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division
are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect
responsible for a hit and run traffic collision that severely
injured a bicyclist.

On August 22, 2019, around 10:20 p.m., the victim was riding his
bicycle east on Whittier Boulevard near Calzona Street. A white
2011-2018 Chevrolet/GMC full size truck, travelling west, crossed
the center divider into oncoming traffic and struck the bicyclist.
After the collision, the driver failed to stop to render aid,
identify himself or herself, and fled the scene in the

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

The vehicle has a red front bumper, lower valance air deflector,
black rims and a black bed cover. The truck may have a custom white
rear bumper, and possible aftermarket headlamps and tail lamps.
There is no suspect description.

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 is asked to contact LAPD Central Traffic
Division at (213) 833-3713, Detective Juan Campos (213)486-0755, or
email 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.