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News Release

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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Hit and Run Leaves Pedestrian in Serious Condition NR17074aj

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's West 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 seriously injured a man.

On March 8, 2017, around 2:15 a.m., a white colored Toyota Prius was traveling eastbound on Pacific Coast Highway and collided with a pedestrian who was standing near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and render aid to the pedestrian as mandated by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital in serious condition.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a white 4 door Toyota Prius with paper plates. The vehicle has front end damage.

The suspect is described as a white male with a beard, approximately 6 feet tall, and 30-40 years old.

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 $50,000 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 LAPD West Traffic Division Officer Velasco at (213) 473-0238 or (213) 473-0234. During non-business hours or on weekends, please contact South Traffic Division's Watch Commander at (323) 421-2540 or 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 Tipsters may also visit, 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. Please reference report number 17-0807005.