Police ask public to help find Glassell Park hit-and-run driver

Courtesy LAPD

Glassell Park — Police are asking the public to help find the hit-and-run driver who struck a man last November as he and his daughter walked across San Fernando Road at Hallett Avenue.

The father managed to push his daughterout of the away at the last second before a speeding red car hit him, leaving the man with a broken leg bone, according to the LAPD Central Traffic Division.

Now, four months later, the hit-and-run driver remains at large, and police released a surveillance video in hopes of finding the suspect.

Here are more details provided by the LAPD:

“A father and his young daughter were crossing the street, from the southeast corner to the northeast corner, in a marked crosswalk. As they were approximately 16-feet away from making it across the street, a red four door vehicle, possibly a Toyota Camry, approached them at a high rate of speed. The father realized that the vehicle was not going to stop, and he pushed his daughter out of the vehicles path, however the father was struck by the vehicle launching him onto the sidewalk

The driver of the red vehicle failed to stop to render aid and identify themselves, as required by law and fled the scene. The father sustained a broken right femur, and because of his fast actions his daughter only sustained scratches on her face.”

The suspect is described as a White female with, gray hair, heavy build, and is about 60 to 65 years of age. The suspect’s vehicle has disabled plates.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 833-3713 or Detective Juan Campos (213)486-0755. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

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