UNIVERSITY PARK (CBSLA.com) — The city is offering a reward to help solve a devastating hit-and-run that occurred near USC last week in which an 86-year-old woman was struck and left on the road.
LA City Councilman Curren Price is set Thursday to announce a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver.
Barbara Summerfield remains hospitalized with two broken legs, cracked ribs, pelvis fractures and head injuries, while the suspect who struck her remains at large.
The event was captured on surveillance video, in which the driver of a silver Infinity SUV made a left turn onto Figueroa Street from Adams Boulevard on March 16, striking Summerfield, who was crossing the street in a marked crosswalk.
Police say the driver made a U-turn, drove right past the helpless victim, leaving her on the street, and continued to drive recklessly around the USC campus.
Summerfield’s daughter, Felicia, has a message for the driver.
“You hit my mother, and you didn’t stop. How would you feel if someone hit someone you love, and left them in the middle of the street?” Felicia said. “Just ‘fess up, come in, take responsibility for what you did.”
The SUV had paper plates at the time of the hit-and-run, so police are looking for information through witnesses.
“If you remember anything, please come forward. Please let the police know.”
Anyone with information relating to the hit-and-run is urged to contact the LAPD South Traffic Division. Their website can be found here.