LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Police Department has released security video in hopes of finding a hit-and-run driver that left a man with severe injuries.
On Saturday, November 2, Daniel Macedonio was crossing the street in a marked crosswalk at the intersection of Grand Avenue and 9th Street in Downtown L.A. when he was struck by a dark-colored four-door sedan.
Authorities believe that the suspect vehicle was a newer Toyota Camry.
The vehicle that struck the 27-year-old was heading south on Grand Ave.
Authorities released surveillance video that captured the moment the hit-and-run driver ran through a red light. The video continued to show the driver swerve through traffic to miss two other vehicles passing through the intersection before striking the pedestrian head-on.
“The impact was so great that it literally caused Daniel to fly several feet, and he landed 35 feet where he came to rest from the point of impact," said Detective Moses Castillo.
Police said that the driver of the vehicle failed to render aid to the victim, leaving him there in the middle of the street. After he was struck, Macedonio called his mother to tell him he loved her.
“He sounded like he was in excruciating pain calling out for me, ‘mom, mom’,” said the victim's mother, Frances Buenrostro. “It’s very hard to watch the video because the person in that video is my son that’s getting hit."
Macedonio suffered fractured ribs and injuries to his knee and hands.
"I would like for the public to help me find this person that did this to my son, because they left him lying there like he was a piece of trash on the floor," Buenrostro said.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family pay for medical costs.
A $25,000 reward is being offered for anyone with information leading to an identification and arrest. In 2015 the Los Angeles City Council created a "Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund" that offers a reward to community members who provide information leading to the driver's identification, apprehension, and conviction.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Central Traffic Division, Detective Moses Castillo at 213-833-3713, and/or email at email@example.com or call 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).
FOX 11's Matt Johnson contributed to this report.