Video of Suspect from Vehicle vs Pedestrian Felony Hit and Run NR18253ti

October 3, 2018

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police
Department’s Central Traffic Division detectives are asking for the
public’s help in providing any information regarding the events
that led up to a hit and run collision that severely injured a
35-year-old male.

On September 29, 2018, around 4:45 p.m., a driver in a gray Toyota
4-Runner approached the intersection of Central Avenue and 43rd
Place. The driver was seen exiting the parking lot of the Family
Farms’ Market via 43rd Place. The driver approached Central Avenue
and struck the victim while the victim crossed the street walking
eastbound in the crosswalk with a green light for pedestrians. By
standers called for paramedics and the victim was transported to a
local hospital where he was treated and released the next

The driver failed to stop, identify himself/herself or render aid
to the victim as required by law.

The vehicle is described as a gray Toyota 4-Runner or Sequoia, late
model with front end damage. The driver is described as a Hispanic
male, between 30 to 40-years-old, wearing a gray baseball

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

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 $50,000 is available to community members
who provide information leading to the offender’s identification,
apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil
compromise. Certified Collision Repair Centers also qualify for
this reward.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to
contact Central Traffic Division, Detective Moses Castillo 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.