September 25, 2020 UPDATE NR20223dm
Through the assistance of news media, detectives received a tip that lead to the identification
of the driver involved in a hit and run traffic collision that severely injured a 70-year-old woman.
Today at 2:45 p.m., detectives went to the 900 block of Menlo Avenue and arrested 34-year-old Christopher David Smith at his residence. He was booked (Booking #6019099), and bail was set at $50,000.00.
September 5, 2020 NR20223jc
Pedestrian Severely Injured in Hit & Run Collision
Chinatown: On September 4, 2020, around 5:00 p.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division (LAPD, CTD) responded to a call for service at the intersection of North Broadway and College Street. The officers’ investigation revealed that a pedestrian described as a 70-year-old woman was crossing North Broadway when she was struck by a black Mercedes Benz sedan. The driver of the Mercedes Benz sedan stopped briefly but fled the scene. The driver failed to stop, remain at the scene, render aid, and identify themselves as required by law.
The pedestrian sustained multiple blunt-force trauma injuries because of the collision. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital in critical condition.
The driver of the Mercedes Benz sedan is described as a 35 or 40-year-old male Black. He stands at 6 feet 4 inches, weighs 180 pounds, and has braided short blond hair. He has a tattoo of the number, “1” on the left side of his face, and has tattoos on both arms. The Mercedes Benz is described as a 2003-2006 model C 230 with dealer-issued paper plates.
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