A 78-year-old man was severely injured when he was hit by a car as he crossed a street in East Hollywood Friday and the driver fled the scene.

The man was struck at about 7:35 a.m. as he crossed Lexington Avenue at Vermont Avenue by a possibly 2010-2015 dark-colored Mazda CX-7 that drove through a red light, police said.

The driver of the Mazda fled the scene without identifying themselves.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics took the man to a hospital. He was listed in stable condition.

Anyone with information about the crash was asked to contact LAPD Central Traffic Detective Juan Mendoza at 213-833-3713 or 32010@lapd.online.

Calls during non-business hours and weekends should be made to 877-527-3247. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.

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