STUDIO CITY—The Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Traffic Division Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect involved in a hit-and-run collision that severely injured a 65 year-old Studio City resident.
According to the LAPD Blog, the incident occurred on Friday, September 23, at approximately 7:25 p.m., when a vehicle traveling eastbound on the 12800 block of Moorpark Street struck and injured a pedestrian who was crossing Moorpark Street mid-block. The driver fled the region without stopping to aid the pedestrian.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics arrived to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he is still listed in critical condition. The name of the victim has not yet been disclosed to the public.
Authorities are searching for a vehicle of interest, described as a Gold, 1998 Saturn Ion, four-door, California license plate 6HAY595.
Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Detective Daniel Menesez (818) 644-8028 or Detective William Bustos at (818) 644-8021. 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 the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.