ENCINO: Auto Vs. Ped Hit & Run Crash

*Time* – 2224 *Location* – Ventura Blvd & Hayvenhurst, Encino *Handling Agencies* – LAPD Valley Traffic, LAFD
At approximately 2224, LAFD and LAPD responded to reports of a traffic collision involving a pedestrian, in which the suspect vehicle fled the scene. Arriving units found a male in his late 40s- early 50s, lying in the street after being hit by a car. The victim was transported to Northridge Hospital in what appeared to be critical condition. The suspect fled the scene in what is described as a black vehicle. Next to the victims baseball cap, an item can be seen that looks like a cap from a side view mirror of a dark colored vehicle. No other suspect information is known at this time. LAPD Valley Traffic Division is handling the investigation.