Police Wednesday announced the arrest of a man accused in a hit-and-run crash that injured a woman in Boyle Heights last month.

Jose Farias, 26, of Huntington Park, was taken into custody Monday on suspicion of striking the victim as she was crossing at the intersection of Soto and Cesar E. Chavez streets about 5:30 p.m. Dec. 19, then driving off, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Surveillance video obtained from a nearby gas station showed the suspect was driving a white Chevrolet S10 pickup truck. He allegedly struck the woman at a crosswalk as he turned southbound onto Soto, “did not stop to render aid nor identify himself, and fled the scene southbound Soto Street,” the LAPD reported.

The woman was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

Farias was spotted by an LAPD lieutenant about 9:20 p.m. Monday driving the truck on Florence Avenue near Avalon Boulevard in the South Los Angeles area, where the officer had responded to a separate crash.

“The lieutenant made contact with the driver and recognized that the driver was the same person who was captured in the video,” according to the LAPD statement.

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