By Aaron Blevins, 8/09/2012
On Aug. 5, at around 8:55 p.m., a severe injury hit-and-run traffic collision occurred at the intersection of Central Avenue and 32nd Street in the Newton area.
The victim, a 32 year-old resident of Huntington Park, was riding his bicycle eastbound on 32nd Street and made a right turn on Central Avenue. As he was in the process of completing the turn, he rode directly into the path of an oncoming truck traveling southbound on Central Avenue. The driver in the truck fled the scene without identifying himself or rendering aid to the victim as mandated by law.
According to witnesses, the hit-and-run vehicle was described as a 1992 to 1998 Chevy Silverado, a red flatbed truck with painted white panels. The driver was described as a male, Hispanic.
The victim suffered severe head trauma and was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dets. Felix Padilla or Josephine Mapson at (213)972-1825 or the Central Traffic watch commander at (213)972-1853. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877)527-3247. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800)222-8477. Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 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.