[News release from the LAPD Valley Traffic Division]
On Sunday, September 9, 2012, at approximately 7:20 PM, a Hit and Run Traffic Collision, Vehicle vs. Pedestrian occurred in the city of Northridge. A black sports utility vehicle (SUV) was traveling eastbound on Mayall Street, negotiating a left turn onto northbound Reseda Boulevard, when it collided with a pedestrian crossing Reseda Boulevard westbound in the north marked crosswalk. The pedestrian was seriously injured as a result of the collision. The hit and run driver failed to stop and render aid. The pedestrian is Magali Morales, a 23 year old resident of Northridge.
The Hit and Run vehicle is described as a 1998-2008, shiny black SUV (possible Landrover) with a black spare tire cover on the back with a white lion printed on it, tinted windows, after market rims, and a broken right tail light. The vehicle may have sustained front-end damage from the collision. We are seeking the Hit and Run vehicle and its driver.
The investigation is ongoing, anyone who may have witnessed or have information regarding this collision contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Traffic Detectives, Officer Fredo, (818) 644-8037, or Detective III Bustos at (818) 644-8021 during normal business hours.
After-hours calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247). Callers may also text "Crimes" with a cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on Web Tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with "LAPD." Tipsters may remain anonymous.