On December 26, 2016, around 3:40 p.m., Southwest Area officers responded to a radio call of a hit and run traffic collision at the intersection of 48th Street and 9th Avenue. When the officers arrived they found a male victim on the street who had been involved in the traffic collision.
The investigation revealed that the victim was riding a motorized bicycle west bound on 48th Street when a motorist made a left turn onto 9th Avenue and collided with the victim’s motorized bicycle. The driver and a male passenger left the scene of the accident. The driver failed to stop, identify himself and did not render aide to the victim as required by law.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local area hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
The driver is described as a male Hispanic, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, between 180 and 200 pounds with dark hair. He was seen wearing a gray baseball cap, a gray jacket, white t-shirt, and blue jeans.
The passenger is described as a male Hispanic, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, with black hair and a mustache. He was seen wearing a red long sleeve shirt, black pants, and brown shoes.
The suspect’s vehicle is described as a burgundy/red 1997-1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass four door sedan. The incident was captured on surveillance camera.