BOYLE HEIGHTS — Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying the motorist whose car fatally struck a 60-year-old man in a hit-and run-early Monday morning.
At around 12 a.m., the elderly man was walking in the middle of Whittier Boulevard, just before Spence Street when a vehicle, which may have been a grey BMW, traveling eastbound collided with the pedestrian, according to a statement released by LAPD Central Traffic Division. The driver did not stop to render aid to the pedestrian as mandated by law.
The victim was transported to a hospital where he later died of his injuries. The identity of the victim is unknown. No suspect has been apprehended in relation to the hit and run.
“We’re hoping somebody comes forward,” said Officer Ed Mcgowan with LAPD Central Traffic Division.
The city is offering a reward of up to $50,000 to community members who provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division detectives at (213) 833-3713 or Detective Felix Padilla at (213) 486-0753. 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.
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Lucy Guanuna is a freelance reporter who has covered 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.
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