Westlake district hit-run suspect sought


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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