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Thursday, April 22, 2021

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Severe Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR21115ll

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for the Hit and Run traffic collision that severely injured a bicyclist.

On March 9, 2021, around 6:04 p.m., a 30-year male bicyclist was riding on the north sidewalk of Olympic Boulevard, just east of Boyle Avenue, when he was struck by the driver of a white semi-truck as the driver was entering a commercial fueling station. The driver stopped briefly but left the scene without identifying himself or rendering aid to the bicyclist.

The bicyclist suffered multiple fractures and internal injuries. He was taken to a local hospital by paramedics from the Los Angeles City Fire Department. After several days in the intensive care unit, he was later released and is slowly recovering.

The semi-truck is a white, possible 2015 Freightliner Columbia 120. The driver is described as a male, possible Hispanic, in his late 30's.

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.

Anyone with information is asked to please contact Officer Garcia, Central Traffic Detectives, at (213) 833-3713 or e-mail him at 39759@lapd.online. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.



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