HOLLYWOOD, CA (October 11, 2021) – Early in the morning on Saturday in Hollywood, a pedestrian was struck and severely injured by a hit-and-run driver. The October 9 crash occurred on Santa Monica Boulevard near El Centro Avenue.

The time was roughly 6:05 a.m., Los Angeles Police said.

The pedestrian had been standing on Santa Monica Boulevard next to a vehicle that was parked when a vehicle–described as a Mercedes-Benz C Class, white in color with four doors–hit the victim. The driver did not stay at the crash site or offer help to the injured pedestrian, but fled the scene.

Responders arrived and transported the patient to a hospital. The types of injuries the person suffered, and current condition, are not known.

The identity of the person, including name, age, gender, and city of residence, has not been reported.

Investigators are working to find the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run crash, and the suspect driver. If anyone has information about the crash, the person can contact detectives at the West Traffic Division of the Los Angeles Police Department.

The number is 213-473-0234. Calls can also be made to 213-473-0222.

Calls can be made anonymously to Crime Stoppers. That number is 800-222-8477.

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