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Westlake district hit-run suspect sought

A map indicates the intersection of Westlake Avenue and Eighth Street in the Westlake district of Los Angeles where a man was critically injured by a hit-and-run driver on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. (Google maps)
February 15, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking a suspect in a hit-and-run collision that left a man critically injured in the Westlake district of Los Angeles Friday.

The incident occurred as Francisco Perez, 31, was crossing the street outside a crosswalk at the intersection of Westlake Avenue and Eighth Street at 12:05 a.m. Authorities said Perez was struck by a silver minivan. The male driver reportedly fled the scene.

Perez was transported to County-USC Medical Center where he remains under critical condition.

Witnesses described the hit-and-run vehicle as a silver minivan, possibly a Honda Odyssey, driven by a male Hispanic.

Anyone with information about the crash was urged to call Central Traffic Division detectives Josephine Mapson or Felix Padilla at (213) 972-1840.


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