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October 15, 2014
CORRECTION


The suspect vehicle involved also has what is described as a “flare side bed”.  A secondary phone number to contact West Traffic Division Investigators is 213-473-0222.



Los Angeles:   Los Angeles Police Department West Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect involved in a hit and run collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian.









On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, around 8:00 p.m., a hit and run traffic collision occurred on Orchard Avenue north of Washington Boulevard.  A white pick-up truck collided with an
8-year-old pedestrian and left the scene heading south on Orchard Avenue to Washington Boulevard.

The vehicle involved is described as a white pick-up truck with flare side bed and black steps on the cab.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he is in stable condition.

Anyone who may have information regarding this traffic collision is asked to contact West Traffic Division Investigator L. Willmon at 213-473-0234 or 213-473-0222.  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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