Video Shows Downtown L.A. Hit-and-Run That Left Pedestrian Seriously Injured

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Police reached out to the public for help Wednesday in tracking down a car and hit-and-run driver who ran a red light and plowed into a man in a downtown Los Angeles crosswalk over the weekend.

The hit-and-run took place about 11 p.m. Saturday at Grand Avenue and Ninth Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

A man was struck and seriously injured in a hit-and-run at Ninth Street and Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 2, 2019. (Credit: Los Angeles Police Department)

A man was struck and seriously injured in a hit-and-run at Ninth Street and Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 2, 2019. (Credit: Los Angeles Police Department)

The pedestrian, a 27-year-old man, was crossing Grand Avenue when he was struck by a dark-colored four-door sedan that crossed Ninth Street while heading south on Grand, police said in a written statement.

Surveillance video that captured the collision appeared to show the driver pass through a red light and veer to avoid cross traffic before striking head-on into the pedestrian. The impact sent the victim flying 35 feet over the windshield of the car before landing in the street. The vehicle continued on without stopping to help.

Police said the pedestrian suffered broken ribs, as well as injuries to his knee and hands.

The city of Los Angeles offers a standing $25,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of drivers involved in injury hit-and-run crashes.

The victim's mother, Frances Buenrostro, said she was thankful her son survived.

"Somebody just hit my son and didn't care," she said, adding that she hoped the driver is found. "It happened too frequently in L.A."

The victim, a man named Daniel who is the father of a young girl, was walking home from his job as a waiter at a nearby restaurant when he was hit, family members said. He will likely not be able to return to work as he goes through a lengthy recovery process.

A fund has been established online to help the victim and his family cover medical expenses.

Anyone with information was urged to contact LAPD at 877-527-3247. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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