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LAPD - Central Traffic Division
Monday June 8th, 2015 :: 02:38 a.m. PDT


Hit and run fatal traffic collision in Newton Area

Los Angeles- On Sunday, June 7, 2015, at approximately 2025 hours, a fatal hit and run traffic collision occurred at the intersection of Slauson Avenue and San Pedro Place in Newton Area.

The collision occurred when Manuel Enrique Mendoza-Hernandez, 22 years old and a resident of Los Angeles, was riding his bicycle westbound along the south sidewalk of Slauson Avenue just east of San Pedro Place.  Mendoza-Hernandez rode his bicycle off the sidewalk and into the path of a vehicle making a right turn from San Pedro Place onto Slauson Avenue.  Mendoza-Hernandez was knocked to the pavement and then run over by the vehicle.

Mendoza-Hernandez was pronounced dead at scene by paramedics from the Los Angeles City Fire Department.  The driver of the vehicle fled the scene eastbound on Slauson Avenue in violation of 20001(A) VC, Hit and Run.

There were no witnesses to the collision. Evidence recovered at the scene revealed that the hit and run vehicle may possibly be a Toyota Corolla, unknown year or color.

The investigation is being conducted by Central Traffic Division Detectives.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 833-3713 or Detective Felix Padilla at (213) 486-0753 or the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 486-3713.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

LAPD - Central Traffic Division
251 East 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014

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