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Sunday, February 21, 2021

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Man Severely Injured by Hit and Run Driver NR21045rc


A video of the incident can be viewed at

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the driver involved in a hit and run traffic collision that left a 51-year-old man injured.

On February 21, 2021, around 10:15 a.m., Central Traffic officers responded to a hit and run traffic collision that occurred in the 1100 block of E. 49th Street. The pedestrian was struck by a vehicle as he was crossing the street near his residence. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and render aid or identify themselves as required by California law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital with severe injuries and in critical condition.

The description of the vehicle is believed to be a light green, 2004 to 2009 Toyota Prius. The front windshield is heavily damaged. The identity of the driver is unknown. The investigation is still ongoing.

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.

Light Green 2004-2009 Toyota Prius

Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating the driver and the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer C. LaFleur, Central Traffic Division Detectives, at (213) 833-3713. 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 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.