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LOS ANGELES, CA — The Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division detectives are investigating a hit and run traffic collision that occurred near San Pedro and 61st Street.

On August 26, 2019, around 10:20 p.m., an on-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer was struck by a vehicle on San Pedro Street just south of 61st Street. The driver fled the scene northbound on San Pedro Street failing to identify himself or render aid. At the time of the collision, the officer was conducting an investigative vehicle stop.

The hit and run vehicle is described as a late 1990s to early 2000s Toyota Sienna minivan or Dodge minivan with two toned gray paint (dark gray over light gray) with a black painted hood. The driver is described as a male Hispanic with short black or gray hair, between the age of 28 to 50-years-old.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should stop, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves.

On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $50,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives at 213-833-3713, Officer Poss at 213-486-0760, or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at 213-486-8344. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 323-421-2577 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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