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Vermont Vista Skateboard Hit-and-Run Crash Colden Avenue Figueroa Street

Vermont Vista Skateboard Hit-and-Run Crash Colden Avenue Figueroa Street

Vermont Vista hit-and-run Colden Figueroa

Man, 18, Critically Injured in Vermont Vista Hit-and-Run Near Colden and Figueroa

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 17, 2021) – A hit-and-run crash critically injured a skateboarder near Colden Avenue and Figueroa Street in Vermont Vista.

According to the KTLA News and My News LA, the accident took place on Friday night. Officers reported the collision on July 16 at around 6:10 p.m.

The incident began when an 18-year-old man was on a skateboard on westbound Colden Avenue near Figueroa Street in the Vermont Vista neighborhood.

At the same time, a vehicle was going west on Colden from Figueroa. Los Angeles police said for an unknown reason, the driver struck the skateboarder.

Skateboarder Hit by Vehicle in South LA

The rider ended up thrown off from the skateboard and onto the roadway. Firefighters along with the paramedics arrived at the scene and found him left lying on the ground.

The man sustained sustained severe injuries as a result of the crash. Medical personnel rushed him to the Harbor UCLA Medical Center and listed him in critical condition.

Officials did not disclose his name. Meanwhile, police affirmed that the motorist did not stop to render aid to the skateboarder and fled westbound on Colden Avenue.

Authorities are still searching for the suspect. The Vermont Vista hit-and-run crash is still under investigation.

Anyone with information can call LAP at 323-421-2500 or the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

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