Hyperion Avenue hit-and-run leaves pedestrian injured [updated]

Courtesy Eastsider reader

Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck a pedestrian late this afternoon at Hyperion Avenue and Monon Street on the border of Los Feliz and Silver Lake.

The victim was taken to a hospital following the collision that took place at about 5:30 pm, said Sgt Werner with the LAPD Central Traffic Division.

Werner had no further details about the collision and was awaiting word from detectives for the latest details, including the condition of the victim.

Postings on a neighborhood Facebook group said that police were looking for a gray-colored car that drove off on Hyperion. The driver was supposedly familiar to the staff at Gelson’s, according to the post. However, Werner could not confirm those details.

A traffic signal was installed at the intersection, near a Trader Joe’s and Gelson’s Market, in 2007 following several accidents.

Update @ 10:05 pm: The victim suffered serious head trauma but appears likely to survive, said Detective Felix Padilla with the Central Traffic Division.  Videos of the incident were too blurry to get a good image of the license plate, so detectives are searching databases to find possible matches, he said.

The suspect was described as a Latino male wearing a hat, Padilla said. He was driving a gray, 2014-2018 Mustang.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call the LAPD Central Traffic Division at (213) 833-3746.

Update on Monday, May 21: LAPD is asking any witnesses who think they can identify a suspect in a lineup to contact the department LAPD Central Traffic Division at (213) 833-3746 or officer Eddy Zelaya at (424) 364-5225. Police identified the victim as 35-year-old Daniel Kremer, who is in critical condition with severe head injuries, according to police.

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  1. Iheartechopark

    Brutal. Hope that jerk gets caught.

  2. Why are certain people so callous? Time and time again.

  3. Is there are license plate or partial license plate number? Would be a good bit of info to circulate.

  4. L.A. is the capital of hit-and-run in the U.S. It’s amazing to me that these people don’t stop and stay with the person that they’ve hurt. I’ve heard all the explanations – the driver has no insurance, the driver is undocumented, the driver is drunk – but none of them absolve the absolute evil of the act. I hope they catch this driver and he faces the maximum penalties under the law.

    • I feel like, in general, LA motorists drive like sociopaths and tend to view pedestrians and cyclists as second class citizens… seems to me the higher than average hit and run stats are just part and parcel.

  5. The police are currently looking for people to identify the driver of this vehicle in a police line up.
    If you can ID the driver of this vehicle plz contact 213-833-3713.

  6. This like every other hit and run in the city will go unsolved.

  7. Concerned Citizen

    Are there any updates? If the Gelson’s workers recognized the guy and they have the plate number, I don’t see why they haven’t caught him yet.

    • Hello. We did check with the detective in charge of the case. He declined to say whether or not a suspect has been identified since they are still in the middle of their investigation.

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