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Caught on Camera: Driver Takes Off After Bicycle Crash

Police Tuesday sought the public's help in identifying and locating a hit-and-run driver who struck a man riding a motorized bicycle in South Los Angeles, leaving him in critical condition.

The crash near the intersection of 48th Street and Ninth Avenue was captured on surveillance camera, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

The victim, a 35-year-old man, was riding westbound on 48th Street when a motorist made a left onto Ninth Avenue and struck his motorized bicycle.

The motorist, who had at least one passenger inside his vehicle, failed to stop and did not render aid to the victim, as required by law, police said.

Officers dispatched to the scene at 3:40 p.m. Monday found the victim lying in the street.

Paramedics rushed the man to an area hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

The motorist was described as a 5-feet-8-inch Latino man weighing between 180 and 200 pounds with dark hair. He was last seen wearing a gray baseball cap, a gray jacket, white T-shirt and blue jeans. His passenger was described as a 5-feet-8-inch Latino man with black hair and a mustache.

The motorist's car was described as a burgundy or red 1997-99, four-door Oldsmobile Cutlass.

LAPD South Traffic Division detectives asked anyone with any information regarding the crash to call them at (323) 421-2500.

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