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Hit-and-run driver uses bus to flee accident, police say

A hit-and-run driver boarded a Metro bus Sunday morning to flee the scene of a downtown Los Angeles collision, authorities said.

The suspect was traveling west on 7th Street about 5:30 a.m. when his vehicle collided with a black Toyota Prius headed south on Alvarado Street, Los Angeles police Sgt. Gregory Hoyte said. One of the drivers had run a red light, but it was not known which one.

The suspect exited his vehicle, a Hyundai, but did not approach the other vehicle and was seen boarding a nearby Metro bus, Hoyte said.

“It’s odd but it has happened in the past,” Hoyte said of the suspect’s getaway. “People generally flee whatever way they can.” It was not known where the bus was headed.

The driver of the Prius and its two passengers suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to a local hospital, Hoyte said. All three were in stable condition.

The Hyundai was impounded for evidence and detectives with the Central Traffic Division were investigating the incident.

-- Corina Knoll

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Hes well on his way across the border by now.....

So true, Margo... so true.

This is the type of criminal that needs to get an automatic five years in the PENN

This is yet another reason why we need a way for the undocumented to have papers of *some* type. If this were an undocumented immigrant, the person's car and registration would be in the system and it would be easier to find out whodunnit. This is what happens when people don't have papers-- they can walk away from a crime and return to the shadows where they live.

I must be going blind, I missed the part in the story where the suspects discription included race and/or legal status. Yet every single comment so far has been about borders and illegals. Beware of tunnel vision it restricts the view from other perspectives.

@huh?, most hit and run accidents are by, well you already know.......

sorry huh?, but you've wandered into the territory of unfettered ignorance...tread carefully.


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