Authorities Sunday are searching for the driver of what appeared to be a Dodge Avenger who seriously injured a pedestrian in a downtown crosswalk.
The crash happened about 6:55 a.m. Sunday in a crosswalk at Broadway and Seventh Street, police said.
According to police, the driver of the reported Avenger ran a red light and hit the pedestrian. The vehicle, which was heading east on Seventh, continued until it stopped at Spring Street, where the driver got out, looked at the damage to the car, then fled without rendering aid.
The victim, described only as a man, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.
The suspect was described as heavyset wearing a yellow vest, police said. It was unclear if the driver was male or female, police said.
The city of Los Angeles is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the hit-and-run driver.
Anyone with information on the crash was asked to call the LAPD’s Central Traffic Division Detective DeHesea at 213-833-3713 or email the detective at email@example.com. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.
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