Police on Tuesday released surveillance video amid the search for a female driver accused of seriously injuring a man in a hit-and-run crash in the East Hollywood area last month.
The victim was struck by a dark blue Honda Accord while crossing Hollywood Boulevard near Vermont Avenue around 11:25 p.m. on May 19, according to a Los Angeles Police Department news release.
He told KTLA he was trying to get his friend’s SUV across the street when the car pulled out of a nearby gas station and hit him.
“I went over the hood, over the windshield, over the roof, into the air and landed on the ground,” said the man, who asked not to be identified. “My friend who was watching thought I was dead.”
After the collision, the driver sped away from the scene without stopping to help the wounded individual, according to LAPD.
Paramedics responded to the scene and transported the man, whose injuries were described as “severe.”
More than two weeks after the incident, he wore a knee brace on his left leg and was walking with the aid of crutches.
The driver has not yet been apprehended, and police released the surveillance footage with the hope that the public can help them track her down.
She’s described by LAPD as white, at least 30 years old, with dark brown hair and brown eyes. She’s roughly between 5-foot-2 and 5-foot-4, and weighs about 130 to 140 pounds, according to the release.
“If anybody recognized this image of her face that we obtained from the video footage from the store … please contact us,” said LAPD Detective Moses Castillo. “Or if she sees this footage, do the right thing, come talk to us, give us your side of the story.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact Castillo by calling 213- 833-3713 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. During non-business hours, calls should be directed to 213-833-3746 or 1-877-527-3247.
Anonymous tips can also be left through Crime Stoppers by dialing 800-222-8477 or going to the website www.lacrimestoppers.org.