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Monday, August 26, 2019

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Severe Injury Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR19230dm

Update
On Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., Detectives from Central Traffic Division arrested and booked
23-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 vehicle.

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 31480@LAPD.online. 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 www.lapdonloine.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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