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74-yr-old man arrested in student hit-and-run

May 27, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Los Angeles resident Michael Goldman, 74, was arrested in the case of a hit-and-run that left a college student hospitalized in a coma. It happened on La Cienega near West Hollywood on May 19. The collision was all caught on surveillance footage.

Benjamin Zelman, a 22-year-old parking valet, was crossing the street at around 10:40 p.m. when he was hit by an older model yellow Volkswagen Beetle with a black convertible top that kept going after the collision.

Zelman suffered a critical head injury, and remains hospitalized in a coma.

Earlier Thursday, Zelman's mother offered $10,000 of her own money on top of an existing $25,000 reward in the case.

A few hours later, police confirmed Goldman's arrest. He was booked on suspicion of felony hit-and-run. His bail is set at $50,000.

CNS contributed to this report.

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