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News Release

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Media Relations

Felony Hit & Run Traffic Collision NR20280ml

Los Angeles: On Sunday, November 15, 2020, at approximately 6:55 a.m., a male pedestrian was walking northbound on Broadway at 7th Street, in a marked crosswalk, when he was hit by a dark four door vehicle, possibly a Dodge Avenger.

The vehicle was traveling eastbound on 7th Street at Broadway, when the vehicle ran a red light and went into oncoming westbound traffic and collided with the pedestrian.

The vehicle continued eastbound on 7th Street where it stopped at 7th Street and Spring Street; the driver exited the vehicle, looked at the damage to his or her vehicle, then fled the location without rendering aid or identifying him or herself as required by law.

The suspect is described as a heavy-set male or female wearing a yellow vest. Video surveillance captured the traffic collision and captured the driver exiting their vehicle at 7th and Spring. The pedestrian was transported to USCMC with severe injuries.

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.

If anyone has information regarding the vehicle, driver or collision, please contact Detective DeHesa, Central Traffic Detectives, at (213) 833-3713 or e-mail Detective DeHesa at or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 833-3746. During weekends and off-hours calls should be directed to the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). For anonymous calls please call LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or visit, or Tipsters