92-Year-Old Man Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver in Westlake

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Police reached out to the public for help finding a driver who they say backed into a 92-year-old man in Los Angeles’ Westlake district early Friday.

The hit-and-run took place about 7:50 a.m. in the 800 block of Burlington Avenue, between 8th Street and James M. Woods Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

A car backed into the elderly victim, according to LAPD Detective Moses Castillo.

A construction worker told the driver he had struck someone, but the car drove off, he said.

Police are seeking the black Honda Accord pictured in this image in connection with a hit-and-run that left a 92-year-old man injured in Westlake on Feb. 7, 2020. (Credit: Los Angeles Police Department)
Police are seeking the black Honda Accord pictured in this image in connection with a hit-and-run that left a 92-year-old man injured in Westlake on Feb. 7, 2020. (Credit: Los Angeles Police Department)

The pedestrian was taken to a hospital where he was listed in stable condition, police said.

Police released video footage from a nearby surveillance camera that captured the vehicle sought in connection with the hit-and-run. It was described as a black 2004 Honda Accord with a California license plate of 6KXU181. The driver, himself, was described as a Latino man between 18 and 25 years old.

The vehicle’s owner registration information was out-of-date, police said.

Anyone with information can reach the Los Angeles Police Department at 877-527-3247. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

 

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