Hit-and-run driver hits motorcyclist on 'pocket bike' in South LA

Investigators sought the public’s help with identifying the driver accused in a hit-and-run crash that left a motorcyclist seriously injured in South Los Angeles

Officials with the Los Angeles Police Department said around 3:45 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13, a vehicle collided with a mini-motorized "pocket bike," in the residential area of 27th Street and Griffith Avenue in South LA’s Historic-South Central neighborhood.

The suspect did not stop to help the motorcyclist and was seen on surveillance video going westbound on Adams Boulevard from Griffith Avenue. 

Los Angeles City firefighter paramedics took the female victim to the hospital with severe injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening. 

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Authorities described the suspect’s vehicle as a "box style" vehicle that appears to be a Scion xB, Kia Soul, Nissan Cube, Honda Element, or similar. 

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Those with information about the hit-and-run are asked to call Det. Juan Camps at 213-833-3713 or via email. Those who wish to remain anonymous can submit tips online at LA Crime Stoppers.