After more than two months of searching, police are now asking for help to catch a driver who struck and killed a 90 year old man on a bicycle in Koreatown.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the fatal collision took place on April 27 shortly after 5 a.m. at the intersection of Virgil Avenue and 6th Street, where 90 year old Joo Yoon was making his way across the street on a bike inside a marked crosswalk when he was hit by a grey Nissan GT-R sedan rushing through the intersection.
The crash was captured clearly by surveillance video, which shows the Nissan driving away from the scene without its driver making any attempt to stop or render assistance. Witnesses called paramedics to the scene, who rushed Yoon to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later as a result of his injuries.
The LAPD immediately launched a search for the vehicle, described as dark grey or gun-metal in color, with white racing stripes running the length of the vehicle. Its front bumper and hood are also likely damaged. The driver of the vehicle is described as an Asian male of around 25 years of age with black hair and brown eyes. He is being listed at about five feet, nine inches tall, weighing approximately 190 pounds. Also sought is a second vehicle, possibly a newer model Audi sedan in a dark color, believed to be connected to the man involved in the accident.
Anyone with any information about either of the two vehicles, or about the driver, is being encouraged to call the LAPD’s West Traffic Division as soon as possible to help bring this fatal accident to a close.
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