Driver Wanted after Hitting 40-Year-Old Man Near Vernon AvenueLOS ANGELES, CA (June 16, 2023) – Early Saturday morning, a hit-and-run crash on Central Avenue left Silvino Gomez hospitalized. The collision happened around 6:00 a.m. at Central Avenue and Vernon Avenue in the neighborhood of South Los Angeles. According to the police, a dark-colored vehicle ran a red light while traveling speeding on Central Avenue. The vehicle then collided with Gomez, who was walking on the street. The impact of the collision ejected Gomez into the air and he landed on his head. Following the crash, the driver did not stop to render aid to the victim, fleeing the scene instead. First responders the site of the crash transported 40-year-old Silvino Gomez of South Los Angeles to a local hospital for treatment. He remains there in critical condition. The Los Angeles Police are looking for the suspect’s vehicle, believed to have front-end damage, including a busted windshield. At this time, the city is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information to anyone who can lead to the suspect’s arrest and conviction. Those with additional information about the Central Avenue hit-and-run are asked to call the LAPD Central Traffic Division Detective Juan Campos at 213-833-3713. Anyone who wishes to stay anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
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