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News Release

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

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Severe Injury Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR21003ll

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 a hit and run traffic collision that severely injured a man.

On January 3, 2021, around 9:55 p.m., a male Black pedestrian was crossing 61st Street and Broadway. The pedestrian was crossing Broadway, in the crosswalk; however, he was going against the "Don't walk" signal and was attempting to reach the southeast corner of the intersection. A vehicle travelling northbound Broadway collided into the pedestrian, catapulting him into the air. The pedestrian landed on the street. The driver briefly stopped, then drove off northbound Broadway without rendering aid or identifying herself.

The Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. The victim was admitted for his severe injuries and is in stable condition.

The vehicle is described as a 2000 to 2010, four-door beige sedan, equipped with a sunroof, with possible damage to the hood and front end. The vehicle has a shattered windshield. The driver is described as a female Black, approximately 30 to 40 years old, appeared to be heavy set, and wearing a beige hooded sweatshirt. There was also a male Black passenger, approximately 30 to 40 years old, with braided hair, and was wearing a white t-shirt.

Drivers are reminded to drive at a safe speed and if you become involved in a collision, you should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify yourself.

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.

The videos obtained will be posted on LAPD Central Traffic Division's YouTube account, "LAPD Central Traffic".

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Juan Campos, Central Traffic Detectives, at (213) 833-3713 or by e-mail at, or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 833-3746. 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 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.