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Friday, March 26, 2021

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11-Year-Old Severely Injured in Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR21092ll

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

On March 24, 2021, around 4:00 p.m., an 11-year old male Hispanic was struck by a vehicle as he ran across the street trying to catch up to an ice cream truck. The driver immediately stopped and exited the vehicle to check on the child. He then re-entered his vehicle and fled the scene without rendering aid or identifying himself to the victim as required by law. The collision occurred on 42nd Street just east of McKinley Avenue.

The victim sustained severe injuries and was transported to a local hospital by the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a gray or beige 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV bearing the California License Plate No. 6SEZ288. The driver is described as a male Hispanic, 5'09" to 6'0", and is in his 30's. The investigation also revealed that the Chevy Tahoe was reported stolen out of Rampart Division on March 21, 2021.

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.

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.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Central Traffic Division Detectives at 213-833-3713 or email 31161@lapd.online, 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 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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