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Hit-and-Run Leaves Bicyclist Seriously Injured

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Valley Traffic Division detectives are asking for public’s help in locating the driver responsible for a hit-and-run traffic collision that left a bicyclist seriously injured.

On March 24, 2013 around 6:30 p.m., a traffic collision occurred at the intersection of Oxnard Street and Bellaire Avenue in the San Fernando Valley.  The victim, an 18-year- old male was riding his bicycle on Bellaire Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle traveling west on Oxnard Street.  The victim sustained major injuries and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for medical treatment.

The suspect is believed to be an older male of unknown ethnicity.  The suspect was driving an older model silver or grey Mercedes Benz ML at the time of the accident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Officer M. Tucker at 818-644-8063. 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 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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"...at the time of the accident"?!? What "accident"?

This was not an "accident." It was four, count 'em, FOUR separate crimes: failure to stop at a red light, failure to yield, failure to stop at the scene of a collision, and now vehicular manslaughter.

In dismissing these crimes as an insignificant little "accident," the LAPD is disrespecting the victim, his family & friends, and the public it is supposed to protect

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