Police Seek Hit-And-Run Suspect Who Left 23-Year-Old Man Injured

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Police sought the public's help today to identify a hit-and-run driver who injured a 23-year-old man in the University Park area of Los Angeles.

The victim was walking northbound on Portland Avenue near Hoover Recreation Center and stepped into a marked crosswalk just after 7:35 a.m. Sunday when he was struck by a pickup truck driving eastbound on West Adams Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The truck fled the scene after the accident, continuing eastbound on West Adams Boulevard.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics were called to the scene and took the victim to a hospital in unknown condition.

The suspect's vehicle was described as a blue 2000-04 Dodge Dakota with metal racks on the truck bed, according to police.

Anyone with information on the collision was asked to contact LAPD South Traffic Division detectives at 323-421-2500. Calls made during non-business hours or on weekends can be directed to 877-527-3247.

Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.

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