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News Release

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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Severe Injury Felony Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR18167rh

West Valley: Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect involved in a hit and run collision that severely injured a 41- year-old woman.

On June 17, 2018, around 9:20 p.m., the pedestrian was crossing southbound Oxnard Street east of Goodland Avenue, outside of a crosswalk when she was struck by a vehicle travelling westbound on Oxnard Street. That vehicle was described as a gray 2007 to 2012 Nissan Altima.

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

The woman suffered severe injuries as a result of this collision and was transported to a local hospital where she remains in critical condition.

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.

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 Valley Traffic Division, Officer Takishita at (818) 644-8116 or Detective Fuentes at (818) 644-8029. 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, 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.

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