Pedestrian Critically Injured in Sixth Avenue and Towne Avenue Hit-and-Run in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California (April 21, 2017) – A pedestrian was critically injured Thursday after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in Los Angeles
According to a local news source, at 12:20 a.m. on Thursday, April 20, a driver of a vehicle identified as a Cadillac CTS struck a pedestrian at the intersection of 6th Street and Towne Avenue.
The pedestrian, who was only identified as a man possibly in his 50’s was crossing northbound in a marked crosswalk when he was hit.
A witness of the accident said that after the crash, the driver fled eastbound. He later came back to the scene where the witness confronted him briefly before he fled the scene again.
The victim sustained injuries classified as life-threatening. He was rushed to a hospital and was receiving treatment for his injuries.
Another witness recorded the suspect’s car license plate which was used to identify the suspect.
The suspect has since been identified as Chris Rugley, described a black male, 6 feet tall and 170 pounds.
The incident remains under investigation.
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