LAPD Looking for Driver Involved in Horrific Hit-and-Run in South LA

Rebekah Sager
December 11, 2019 - 1:32 pm

The Los Angeles Police Department detectives are on the hunt for a driver of a black Ford Fusion who struck and killed a pedestrian in South L.A. and then fled from the accident with offering help.

Rufino Miranda, 47 was struck and killed by the car on December 4 at around 9: 30 p.m. as he attempted to cross Avalon Boulevard.

Miranda was hit with such force that, according to LAPD, he became lodged on the hood of the car for about 150 feet, until the driver braked hard enough to throw his body off. 

The driver fled the scene without stopping to help Miranda. 

Miranda was transported to a local hospital by the Los Angeles Fire Department where he later died. 

The City Council amended recently amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $50,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.