LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The LAPD asked for the public’s help Monday to identify a driver who severely injured a man in a hit-and-run crash in South LA.
The crash happened Sunday at about 10:15 a.m. in the 1100 block of East 49th Street. Police say the 51-year-old man was crossing the street near his home when he was struck by a green Toyota Prius.READ MORE: Lady Gaga's Dogwalker Shot, Wounded In Hollywood; 2 French Bulldogs Stolen
The force of the impact sent the man flying above the Prius. Surveillance video released by police showed he landed several feet away from where he was struck. The driver did not stop or try to help the man.READ MORE: Chaos After Man Shot, Wounded During Argument Inside Gardena Target Store
The man is in critical condition with severe injuries, according to the LAPD.
The Prius was described as a light green, 2004 to 2009 model and police say the front windshield will be heavily damaged.MORE NEWS: What A Dummy: Driver Busted In Baldwin Park Carpool Lane With Elaborately Detailed Mannequin In Passenger Seat
A reward of up to $25,000 is available to anyone with information that leads to the suspect’s identification, apprehension and conviction. Anyone with information can call LAPD Officer C. LaFleur at (213) 833-3713.