A pedestrian was severely injured in a hit-and-run collision early Monday morning in Koreatown.
The victim stepped into the roadway outside of a crosswalk struck about 12:30 a.m. and was struck by a vehicle traveling west on Eighth Street, east of Catalina Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
“The vehicle collided with the pedestrian and fled the scene without stopping to render aid or identify themselves as required by law,” according to a police statement.
Paramedics took the victim — whose name, age and gender were not disclosed — to a hospital for treatment of severe injuries, police said.
The suspect vehicle, which was recorded on surveillance video, was described as a white sedan, possibly a Mazda, according to the LAPD.
Anyone with information that can help lead investigators to the hit-and-run driver was urged to call the LAPD’s West Traffic Division at (213) 473-0234.
After-hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7.
Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS or at lacrimestoppers.org.