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Rewards approved for 3 hit-and-run cases

April 15, 2009 5:08:32 AM PDT
The Los Angeles City Council has approved rewards totaling $150,000 in three separate hit-and-run cases in hopes the rewards lead to convictions.On Nov. 8, 2008, Royce Miles, 71, was riding his motorized wheelchair across 47th Street at Central Avenue when he was hit by a vehicle just before 1 p.m. Miles was killed.

His daughter Joyce Miles joined the appeal to the public.

"I can't sleep at night, thinking about my father every day. He was the best father," she said.

In another case, Jorge Miranda Mota was crossing San Pedro Street at 27th Street just after 10 p.m. when he was hit on Dec. 13, 2008. The 45-year-old Mota was killed.

And in the last case, on Dec. 17, 2008 Eop Dong Yoo was struck while trying to cross Westmoreland Avenue near Pico Boulevard. The 75-year-old woman died.

Anyone with more information on any of the crimes is urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department at the Central Traffic Division at (213) 972-1825.


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