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.READ MORE: Meat Loaf, Entertainer Known For 'I'd Do Anything For Love,' Countless Other Hits, Dies At 74
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.READ MORE: VP Kamala Harris Visiting San Bernardino To Tout $600M In Wildfire Recovery Money For Calif.
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.MORE NEWS: 'I Hope Paradise Is As You Remember It;' Boy George, Cher, Stephen Fry React To Death Of Meat Loaf
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.