The Los Angeles Police Department is searching for a motorist who hit a teen on a bicycle in South Los Angeles on Tuesday night, leaving the 15-year-old boy in critical condition.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the accident happened at approximately 9:00 p.m. as the boy was riding his bike through a crosswalk in a South Central neighborhood located in the area around Maple Avenue and 37th Street.
The driver dragged the teen more than 1,000 feet before they fled the scene. Los Angeles Police Department Detective Moses Castillo told the LA Times that after being hit, the teen was stuck underneath the vehicle and was dragged down the block.
Eyewitnesses to the hit-and-run crash attempted to get the driver to stop, chasing down the vehicle on foot, but the driver continued without stopping. The boy finally became dislodged from underneath the car at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
The boy was rushed to an area hospital for treatment and is currently listed in critical condition.
The vehicle involved in the case is described as a 2007 or 2008 Honda Accord with tinted windows that is either dark green or blue. Detective Castillo told reporters that the front-end of the car is likely to have suffered extensive damage in the crash.
The LAPD is offering a reward of $25,000 for any information that would lead to the arrest of the hit-and-run driver in the case.