GLASSELL PARK–Police are asking the public for help to find the motorist who struck a 65-year-old man crossing Fletcher Drive on Sunday afternoon and drove off without offering any assistance.
The hit-and-run took place on a section of Fletcher Drive where transportation officials have proposed a series of changes to improve pedestrian and traffic safety.
The victim, a male black, is in critical but stable condition, said LAPD Detective Juan Campos. The victim was crossing Fletcher near San Fernando Road at about 7 p.m. as he was walking from a McDonald’s parking lot to the parking lot of a Pollo Loco across the street. The victim was walking outside of a cross walk, Campos said.
The vehicle involved in the collision was described as a gray, mid 1990’s Toyota or Honda 2Dr Gray vehicle. “The driver failed to stop to identify himself and render aid to the pedestrian,” Campos said.
If anybody has any information, please call Detective Campos at 213-486-0755. Persons can also provide information anonymously by calling We Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME or submitting information at WeTip.Com.
The city offer a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the hit-and-run suspect, he said.
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