Hit-and-Run in Downtown L.A. Leaves Pedestrian in Serious Condition; Driver Sought

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A man in his 20s was in serious condition after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in downtown Los Angeles early Monday, police said.

The pedestrian was hit in the 1300 block of East Washington Boulevard around 4:45 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol's incident log.

The car -- described only as a black sedan -- fled the scene, but may have stopped at a nearby business to check for damage on the vehicle, a watch commander at the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division said.

It was possible the vehicle was caught on a surveillance camera, the LAPD official added.

The hit-and-run victim was transported to the hospital with unspecified injuries, and was initially reported to be in grave condition. Investigators at the scene did not release his name, describing him only as a man in his 20s.

Police did not provide a detailed description of the wanted car or driver.

No further information about the incident was immediately available.

KTLA's Geoff Peters contributed to this story.