A man who fell off an electric scooter Saturday night in Boyle Heights was run over and dragged 25 feet by a hit-and-run driver that police are trying to identify.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, Luis López was riding the scooter on Fickett Street north of Boulder when he lost his balance, fell on the street and lost consciousness at 8:55 p.m. Surveillance video released Tuesday shows a white Ford Econoline van heading northbound on Fickett, running over the 40-year-old and dragging him.
The driver of the van did not stop to offer aid or identify him or herself, police said.
Firefighters responded to the scene shortly after and transported Lopez to a nearby hospital. He was listed in stable condition and is expected to recover from his injuries.
The video released included several photos showing the severity of injuries sustained by López, and a message from the victim to the van driver who remains on the run:
“Al chofer que me machucó, por favor que te entregues, por que mira como me dejó.”Luis López
“To the driver who hit me, please turn yourself in… look at how you left me,” López said in Spanish.
A $25,000 reward is being offered to anyone who can provide information leading to the driver’s identity, apprehension and conviction. Anyone with information on the case is encouraged to call LAPD Central Traffic Division Detective Juan Campos at (213) 833-3713.