Detectives Attempting to Locate Suspect Involved In Hit-and-Run Release Photo Of Vehicle

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On Saturday, July 16, 2011, at approximately 1:50 a.m., officers from the Long Beach Police Department responded to an injury hit-and-run traffic collision in the 3600 block of Broadway that left a female pedestrian in critical condition.

When officers arrived on the scene they found the victim, a 24-year-old female resident of Long Beach, had been struck by a vehicle that was traveling westbound on Broadway when it hit the her. After the collision the vehicle fled the scene, continuing westbound on Broadway a short distance before it was last seen turning northbound on Loma Avenue. The victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Fortunately her condition has improved since, but the suspect still remains at large.

Since the evening of the accident, investigators have obtained an image of the suspect vehicle from a surveillance camera in the area. The image shows the suspect vehicle leaving the scene, and it is possibly a 4-door Lexus or Toyota, and possibly silver in color.

Investigators are releasing this photo of the suspect vehicle and asking the public’s help in locating it and it’s owner, as well as asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or who may have any information related to it to please come forward. Tipsters may leave their contact information, or remain anonymous if they prefer.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Long Beach Police Accident Investigations Detective Richard Birdsall at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips can also be submitted via text or web by visiting the L.B.P.D. website, www.longbeach.gov/police.

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