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.
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The vehicle’s owner registration information was out-of-date, police said.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.
Update:$5,000 Reward for information that leads to the arrest & conviction of the driver who left a pedestrian with severe injuries, see bulleting @KCBSKCALDesk @NBCLA @KTLAnewsdesk @ABC7 @FOXLA @TELEMUNDO52 @Univision34LA @estrellatv @KoreatownLA @KNX1070 @latimes @LaOpinionLA pic.twitter.com/0NcfbB5SP9
— LAPDCTD (@LAPDCTD24) February 9, 2020
— Detective Moses Castillo (@DetectiveMoses) February 7, 2020
Need public’s help in locating & ID’g Hit&Run Veh&Driver who collided into a 92yr old man. Registration to owner of Veh is not current. See video.@KCBSKCALDesk @NBCLA @KTLAnewsdesk @ABC7 @FOXLA @Univision34LA @TELEMUNDO52 @estrellatv @KNX1070 @LaOpinionLA @LANow @LAPDMarcReina pic.twitter.com/Oxtq3eiC8g
— LAPDCTD (@LAPDCTD24) February 7, 2020