A 35-year-old man is in critical condition after a hit-and-run collision in South Los Angeles, and LAPD on Tuesday was asking for helping finding the driver who fled.
The victim, who has not been identified, was riding a motorized bicycle westbound on 48th Street at Ninth Avenue in Hyde Park when he was injured.
A car that was parked on 48th Street pulled away from the curb and immediately made a left across lanes and into the path of the oncoming bicyclist, who slammed into the vehicle, according to an Los Angeles Police Department news release and surveillance video.
The crash occurred about 3:40 p.m. Monday.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics took the victim to a hospital, where police said he was listed in critical condition.
The vehicle, described as a burgundy or red Oldsmobile Cutlass four-door sedan from model years 1997 to 1999, didn’t stop and fled the scene. Surveillance video released by LAPD shows the car continuing north onto Ninth Avenue.
The driver is a Hispanic man, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, between 180 and 200 pounds, with dark hair, police said. He was wearing a gray baseball cap, a gray jacket, white T-shirt and blue jeans.
A passenger who was in the car was described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, with black hair and a mustache. He wore a long-sleeve red shirt, black pants and brown shoes.
Surveillance video from LAPD shows the driver and passenger in a store shortly before the collision.
Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD South Traffic Division at 323-421-2500 or, after-hours, 877-527-3247. Anonymous tipsters may call 800-222-8477.