LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate the suspect responsible for striking an eight year-old boy with their vehicle and fleeing the scene of the crime. The LAPD West Traffic Division noted the incident occurred on October 8 at around 8:00 p.m. near Orchard Avenue north of Washington Boulevard.

A white pick-up truck struck the child and fled the scene heading south on Orchard Avenue to Washington Boulevard. The vehicle has been described by police as having a “flare side bed,” with black steps on the cab.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

Anyone who may have information regarding this traffic collision is asked to contact West Traffic Division Investigator L. Willmon at 213-473-0234 or 213-473-0222.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.