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$25K Reward Offered To Help Find Hit-And-Run Driver Who Severely Injured Cyclist

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Volunteers will hand out this flier on Sunday hoping to catch a hit-and-run driver (credit: Justin Hager/Facebook)

Volunteers will hand out this flier on Sunday hoping to catch a hit-and-run driver (credit: Justin Hager/Facebook)

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a hit-and-run driver who severely injured a cyclist in Griffith Park in February.

Volunteers will hand out fliers Sunday around the park to inform the public of the reward.

The accident occurred around 11:35 a.m. on Feb. 17, a Sunday, and the driver was possibly wearing a soccer jersey, according to Justin Hager, who is an organizer of the flyer distribution event. He believes the driver might have been playing soccer in the area just prior to the incident.

Damian Kevitt was struck by a light-colored minivan, possibly a gray Toyota Sienna on Zoo Drive. The vehicle may have also had a “for sale” sign posted in the rear window, Hager said.

Kevitt was dragged 600 feet on an on-ramp to the Golden State (5) Freeway until falling from the vehicle, Hager said. Kevitt suffered 20 bones broken and doctors needed to amputate his right leg below the knee.

Kevitt’s left foot is missing tissue and skin and may also need to be amputated, Hager said. Road rash exposed Kevitt’s left elbow to the bone. His buttocks will need skin grafts, according to Hager.

Anyone with information on hit-and-run or the identity of the driver is asked to call the California Highway Patrol’s Altadena Station at (626) 296-8100 or (323) 259-2010.

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