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Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information regarding the events that led up to a hit and run collision that severely injured a 35-year-old male.

On September 29, 2018, around 4:45 p.m., a driver in a gray Toyota 4-Runner approached the intersection of Central Avenue and 43rd Place. The driver was seen exiting the parking lot of the Family Farms' Market via 43rd Place. The driver approached Central Avenue and struck the victim while the victim crossed the street walking eastbound in the crosswalk with a green light for pedestrians. By standers called for paramedics and the victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released the next day.

The driver failed to stop, identify himself/herself or render aid to the victim as required by law.

The vehicle is described as a gray Toyota 4-Runner or Sequoia, late model with front end damage. The driver is described as a Hispanic male, between 30 to 40-years-old, wearing a gray baseball cap.

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 $50,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise. Certified Collision Repair Centers also qualify for this reward.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Central Traffic Division, Detective Moses Castillo at 213-833-3713 and or email at 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.


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