Pedestrian Struck Twice, Killed in Hit And Run Crashes - FOX 13 News

Pedestrian Struck Twice, Killed in Hit And Run Crashes

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(FOX 11 / LAPD) On February 13, 2014, at approximately 10:00 p.m., a fatal hit and run traffic collision occurred on Riverside Drive just south of Fletcher Drive in Northeast Area.  The collision occurred when the victim was crossing Riverside Drive and was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound on Riverside Drive.  As he was lying on the pavement he was struck by a second vehicle and dragged as short distance.  Both drivers left the scene without stopping to identify themselves or rendering aid.  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics from LAFD.

One of the involved vehicles is believed to be a black Hyundai or Kia with damage to the left side.  The model and year are unknown.  There were no witnesses. 

The victim has not been identified but described as a male, White, approximately 45 years old.  He was wearing dark clothing at the time of the collision.

The investigation is being conducted by Central Traffic Division Detectives.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 833-3713 or Detective Felix Padilla at (213) 486-0753 or the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 486-3713. 

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.

(Source: LAPD)

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