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News Release

Friday, April 17, 2020

Media Relations

Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR20084ne

Los Angeles: On April 3, 2020, at approximately 2:30 p.m., officers from Central Traffic Division responded to a hit and run traffic collision at the intersection of Broadway and 43rd Street in Newton Area. The collision involved a pedestrian who was crossing Broadway in a marked crosswalk at 43rd Street. According to witnesses, the driver of a 2014 to 2020 white Toyota Tacoma was traveling northbound on Broadway and failed to stop for a red light when he collided with the pedestrian. The Toyota fled the scene without identifying himself or rendering aid to the severely injured pedestrian. The truck has a cargo roof rack, black rims, and a bed cover.



The pedestrian, described as a 40-year-old male Hispanic, suffered multiple blunt force trauma injuries and was taken to local hospital by paramedics from the Los Angeles City Fire Department. He was admitted into the Intensive Care Unit with severe injuries. As of today, the pedestrian is out of ICU and still recovering at the hospital.

The collision was captured on an exterior video surveillance system and is posted on Central Traffic Division's Twitter account, @LAPDCTD24 and lapdonline.org.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Jose De Leon, Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 833-3713 or the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 486-3713. 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 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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