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July 23, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Los Angeles police Tuesday night were seeking help from the public in finding a hit-and-run driver who killed a 90-year-old man riding a bicycle.  Joo Yoon was struck in a marked crosswalk at 6th Street and Virgil Avenue in the Westlake District about 5:10 a.m. on April 27, the Los Angeles Police Department said. A video posted on YouTube by the LAPD shows Yoon being struck by the car. The vehicle is described as a newer model gun metal or dark grey Nissan GT-R with a 3-inch racing stripe running from the fender to the tail light area, police said.  Police said the driver is believed to be an Asian man who is about 25 years old with black hair and brown eyes.
April 2, 2013 | By Kate Mather
A man thought to be a transient was killed Monday night in a hit-and-run in downtown Los Angeles, police said. Initial information indicated the man was crossing Mateo Street near 6th Street when he apparently fell in the roadway, said Los Angeles police spokesman Richard French. The man was not in a crosswalk, French said, and it was not clear why he fell. A southbound light-colored vehicle struck the man shortly before 8 p.m., French said. Police believe the driver stopped, got out of his vehicle and "took a look at the person" before driving off, French said.
October 1, 2011 | T.J. Simers
John Wooden: "You can't live a perfect day until you do something for someone who will never be able to repay you. " Joseph Frazier is in a coma. Joseph, 28, was a standout basketball player at Pasadena Muir High and Cal State Northridge before working last year as an assistant coach at Calabasas High. A hit-and-run driver, who has yet to be caught, knocked him off his motorcycle Aug. 25. Joseph was wearing a helmet, but when he arrived at Northridge Hospital he was non-responsive, doctors saying his head injuries were so severe nothing could be done.
February 27, 2010 | By Nicole Santa Cruz and Amina Khan
A Brentwood middle school was enveloped in grief Friday after a 13-year-old girl was fatally injured when she was struck by two hit-and-run drivers as she walked to a school bus filled with classmates. Julia Siegler, an eighth-grader at Harvard-Westlake Middle School, was rushed to UCLA Medical Center, where she died. Authorities said the girl was crossing Sunset Boulevard against a red light at Cliffwood Drive about 7:20 a.m. when she was struck, first by a Toyota Highlander and then by an Infiniti.
February 2, 2009 | Jason Song
An 11-month-old girl in a stroller was killed Sunday after being struck by a car, Los Angeles police said. The victim and a 5-year-old sister were both being pushed in the stroller by their mother across the intersection of Bonnie Brae Street and Olympic Boulevard around 6 p.m. when they were hit, said LAPD Officer Karen Smith, a department spokeswoman. The mother suffered minor injuries, and the 5-year-old was taken to a local hospital, Smith said. The driver fled the scene, but the car, a Honda, was later found near the Staples Center, Smith said.
May 6, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles Fire Department assistant chief, his wife and their son were charged Monday with allegedly trying to cover up a hit-and-run crash. Assistant Chief Robert Franco, 52, and his wife, Gerri Franco, 48, were charged with one misdemeanor count each of conspiracy, giving false information to an officer and obstructing an investigation involving their 19-year-old son.
April 9, 2008 | Victoria Kim
Defense attorneys for two women accused of killing two homeless men for insurance benefits rested their cases Tuesday. Roger Jon Diamond, representing defendant Helen Golay, 77, tried to submit as evidence court documents regarding litigation between Golay and her daughter Kecia, who Diamond told jurors was responsible for the murder of one of the victims, 50-year-old Kenneth McDavid. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge David Wesley refused to allow the documents into evidence, saying they contained allegations that were never proved in court.
December 6, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A motorist accused of hitting two pedestrians and driving home with one of them lodged in his windshield pleaded no contest in Green Bay to four felonies, including homicide. Authorities said Steven Warrichaiet, 40, hit the pedestrians after he left a friend's house in July. He continued to drive nearly a mile to his home with the body of Tyrone Ware, 50, stuck in his windshield, officials said. Joann Carroll-Hildahl, 42, was found in the street with serious injuries but survived.
October 9, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two sisters on their way to school were hospitalized Monday after being struck by a car in a crosswalk. The driver was later taken into custody, officials said. Monica Ramirez, 11, was in serious condition with a head injury after surgery. Her sister Rebecca, 12, was in fair condition with a broken leg and a skull fracture, said Simi Singer, a spokeswoman for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where both were being treated. The accident occurred about 7:20 a.m.
July 15, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
Police found a Mercedes-Benz on Saturday believed to be involved in a fatal hit-and-run incident in Glendale. Pedestrian Elizabeth Sandoval, 24, of Glendale was struck by the vehicle Wednesday, Glendale police said. The car was found near a Van Nuys body shop with its front and passenger side repaired and its license plates removed. Ara Grigoryan, 20, of Glendale is wanted for questioning in connection with the incident, officials said.
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