Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a driver responsible for a hit-and-run crash that left a woman severely injured near the Beverly Center over the weekend.
The crash happened around 9 p.m. Saturday at La Cienega Boulevard and 3rd Street in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles, the L.A. Police Department reported. A vehicle traveling southbound on La Cienega Boulevard struck a pedestrian who was walking westbound in the north crosswalk at this intersection.
Paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the crash and took the woman to a local hospital. She was listed in “serious, but stable condition,” police said, and her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
According to police, the driver of the vehicle failed to stop, did not render aid or identify themselves as required by California law. The LAPD reminded motorists involved in a traffic collision to stop at the scene, identify themselves and render aid, otherwise it’s a felony that carries the possibility of prison time.
The Los Angeles City Council, through its Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund, is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the driver’s identification, arrest and conviction.
The investigation is still ongoing and no description of the vehicle involved was available.