Severe Injury Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR19237dm

September 9, 2019

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in locating the driver involved in a hit and run traffic collision that left a 13-year-old female with severe injuries.

On September 4, 2019, around 6:30 a.m., the victim was walking to school, crossing the street in a marked crosswalk at Pico Boulevard and Alvarado Street. She was struck by a gray Grand Cherokee Jeep, traveling northbound Alvarado crossing Pico Boulevard. The Jeep had license plates from another state. The suspect stopped, exited his car, walked up to the victim and apologized for hitting her. The suspect re-entered his SUV and drove away northbound on Alvarado Street without identifying himself or rendering aid to the victim.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital in stable condition.

The suspect is described as a male Black in his 30’s, with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs approximately 270 pounds. He was wearing a black cap, gray shirt and black shoes.

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 Moses Castillo, Central Traffic Division, at (213) 833-3713, and/or email at 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.