Police and other officials Thursday will announce a $25,000 reward for information about a November hit-and-run in the Westlake area that left a man in a coma.

The reward comes as the Los Angeles Police Department asks for the public’s help in the case of Luis Varela, who suffered severe injuries about 7 p.m. on Nov. 11 as he was crossing Wilshire Boulevard at Park View Street and was struck by a vehicle that did not stop.

Varela sustained severe head trauma and was admitted into the intensive care unit at a hospital, where he remains in a coma, police said.

On Thursday, members of the Varela family plan to join detectives and Councilwoman Eunisses Hernandez’s office to formally announce the reward for any information leading to the identity, arrest and conviction of the driver.

Anyone with information regarding the incident was encouraged to contact Det. Juan Campos at 213-486-0755 or by email at 31480@LAPD.online.

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