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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.
March 24, 2009 | Richard Winton
An off-duty Los Angeles police officer in San Diego County fired his handgun at a vehicle he said was about to run him down after a hit-and-run, officials said Monday. Officer Ramon Zepeda of the 77th Division was westbound on Interstate 8, near Alpine, about 8:30 p.m. Sunday when a Ford sedan rear-ended his vehicle and kept driving, according to Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Ana Aguirre. Zepeda followed the vehicle, which contained two men and a woman, in an effort to get a license plate number, police said.
November 24, 2008 | Associated Press
The California Highway Patrol says it is looking for the driver of a car that hit and killed two people on Interstate 80 who had left their vehicle after a collision. The CHP says the victims, a 57-year-old man and a 58-year-old woman, were driving a Mercedes through this Bay Area community when they hit a Honda about 4 a.m. Sunday. Their car ended up in the far left lane and was hit two more times. The Honda ended up on the right shoulder. The two apparently decided to leave their vehicle and were standing in traffic lanes when a vehicle struck and killed them, then left the scene.
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.
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