Authorities Search For Hit-And-Run Driver Who Struck LAPD Motorcycle Officer
PACIFIC PALISADES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck and injured a Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer Wednesday night in Pacific Palisades.
KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reports that the incident happened around 7:50 p.m. at Sunset Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway.
Witnesses, including an off-duty L.A. County sheriff’s deputy, not only saw the collision, but were able to get a description of the suspect’s vehicle—a gold Mercedes-Benz convertible—and the license plate number, according to LAPD Det. Scott Walton of the Multi-Disciplinary Collision Investigation Team.
Walton put out a clear message to the motorist.
“The safest thing that he could do for himself and everyone else would be to turn himself in into the police station without driving his car, and to let us know where his car is,” he said.
Walton added, “We’re tracking him down based on addresses. The car had numerous addresses listed. I’m confident that by the end of the day, we’ll have that car.”
Meantime, the officer suffered a broken leg and has undergone surgery. He’s expected to make a full recovery.