Police seeking help to find Echo Park hit-and-run driver


By Lucy Guanuna

Police are asking the public for help in finding the driver of a silver Kia or Acura SUV that struck a 62-year-old man last week while while he walked  across Temple Street in Echo Park. The victim, who lives on Bixel street, was walking within the crosswalk at Temple and Patton streets when he was hit on Monday, Nov. 11, according to police. The man suffered severe head injuries from the collision.

Detective Felix Padilla with the Central Traffic Division said he does not have any leads in the case but the vehicle  involved may have sustained front-end damage.

The police ask anybody with information to contact the Central Traffic Division detectives at (213) 972-1825 or Detective Felix Padilla at (213) 972-1851.

Lucy Guanuna, a journalism student at Cal State Northridge, has reported on a variety of issues, including business, education and social justice movements in her native Los Angeles. Her work has been published in the Daily Sundial, L.A. Activist, and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

One comment

  1. There has to be a few streets that had a camera recording everything. The routes the driver “had” been going runs into a few places (Alternate routes) with surveillance cameras.

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