Pedestrian Hit Crossing PCH near Temescal Canyon Road

The 30-year-old man is said to have been gravely injured. The driver takes off.

The scene on PCH near Temescal Canyon Road in Pacific Palisades where a pedestrian was struck by a hit-and-run driver. Twitter photo.
The scene on PCH near Temescal Canyon Road in Pacific Palisades where a pedestrian was struck by a hit-and-run driver. Twitter photo.

A pedestrian in his 30s suffered grave injuries tonight when he was struck in a crosswalk on Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades by a vehicle that left the scene, authorities said.

The man was airlifted in grave condition from the scene of the crash, which happened around 8 p.m. in the 16300 block of Pacific Coast Highway near Temescal Canyon Road, Katherine Main of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The man was in a crosswalk when he was struck by a southbound car, described as a silver Toyota Prius, model year 2000 or newer, said Officer Bruce Borihanh of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations  Section.

The driver of the Prius was described as a female with shoulder-length brown hair and wearing glasses and a yellow shirt.

Southbound Pacific Coast Highway was closed to traffic to accommodate the crash investigation, Borihanh said.

--City News Service

Kathleen Gallant February 15, 2014 at 11:59 AM
Hit & Run drivers, when caught, need to be hung at noon at the mall for everyone to see. This is BS! Who raised these cowards??? They are lower than trash!
Roman A Salvatierra February 15, 2014 at 09:57 PM
Myself and two other emt's were the only to make pt contact with this guy. His name was oscar and one of us held c-spine while i did a rapid trauma assessment. Please if u have a first responder cert stop when u see an accident.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) February 15, 2014 at 10:12 PM
Applause to you Roman! You're a hero. Have you heard any updates about the victim's condition?
Mary February 16, 2014 at 11:24 AM
So tragic! What's going on with the hit and runs? This id ferling like a 3rd world nation- stop drinking and driving. Where is the humanity? Come forward and face the punishment- your conscience will eventually kill you if you don't.
Jamie Johnston February 17, 2014 at 11:34 AM
We have been trying to get a traffic signal at the crosswalk outside Palisades Bowl in all the nearly 6 years I've lived here! How many more tragic accidents will it take? Btw.....last we heard, Oscar was in stable condition but in a coma :-(
Jamie Johnston February 17, 2014 at 06:30 PM
This just in: I have heard that a suspect has been apprehended! Some very bright individual here took the license plate of the Prius! Hazah!
Mary February 18, 2014 at 12:07 AM
Fantastic Jamie! One last hit and run driver on the loose! Thank you for the update! Looks like we all need to have pen and paper nearby- Any word on how the victim is doing?
Birdie Breeze February 18, 2014 at 02:58 AM
Cellphone cameras work great at snapping license plates when the car is stopped
mari ramirez February 18, 2014 at 03:43 AM
Oscar is my little brother. He just turn 28 two weeks ago. He is still in ICU he has a brain injury, but as for right now doctors have him stabilized and they are keeping him asleep for now. He is not ready to wake up yet. We have faith. God is good. thank you all for asking about my brother. And thank you Roman for helping my brother.
The Pacpalcalusa Observer February 18, 2014 at 10:47 AM
Come on back to us Oscar! You have a great life ahead of you, and plenty of support, it seems. Let us know how you are doing when you awake. Love lurks all around us, despitethe blatant disregard for others that we often experience these days.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) February 18, 2014 at 11:49 AM
I've been working on trying to get an update from LAPD (harder on the three-day weekend). Stay tuned.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) February 18, 2014 at 12:30 PM
Followup story http://pacificpalisades.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/police-arrest-73yearold-in-connection-with-pacific-palisades-hitandrun
API February 19, 2014 at 12:53 PM
Prima. Our prayers are with you and your family. Oscar is the first thing on my my mind when I wake and the last before I sleep. Thank you for keeping us updated on his condition. We anxiously await the moment he comes back to all of us that love and care for him. Everyone here knows there is still more good in the world to outweigh the bad. We love you Oscar!


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