Investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division are searching for a driver who allegedly struck a pedestrian in Koreatown on Oct. 5 and fled the scene.
The victim was struck at approximately 4:50 p.m. while crossing Fifth Street just west of Western Avenue, according to witnesses. The vehicle was described as a black Hyundai Elantra sedan or similar vehicle.
Police declined to provide any information about the pedestrian other than the victim was taken to a hospital and remains in critical condition. The investigation is ongoing, and detectives have been reviewing surveillance camera footage from the area.
A $5,000 reward is available for information about the driver that leads to an arrest and conviction.
Anyone with information is urged to contact West Traffic detectives at (213)473-0234. During weekends and off-hours, call (877)LAPD247.
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