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LAPD hopes surveillance video helps ID truck that hit bicyclist

August 6, 2012 |  7:25 am

Approximate location of incident shown in black

Los Angeles police investigators were slated to review surveillance video on Monday in hopes of catching the driver of a pickup truck who struck a bicyclist south of downtown and then fled the scene.

The accident occurred around 8:55 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Central Avenue and 32nd Street, leaving the bicyclist with severe head trauma, said Officer Nebojsa Radjevic, a collision investigator for the LAPD. The driver is wanted for hit-and-run driving and was last seen heading southbound on Central "at an extremely high rate of speed," he said.

The bicyclist, whose name and age were not available, was transported to Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center. His condition was not immediately known.

Police described the truck as a red or orange Chevrolet pickup that may have been built in 1992 or 1993. But investigators hope to get more information from video taken at or near the intersection. "There are a lot of businesses around the area that do have cameras pointed at the street," Radjevic said.

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Photo: Approximate location of incident shown in black. Credit: Los Angeles Times Mapping L.A.

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