LAPD Looking For Hit and Run Driver in Incident Near LACMA

The LAPD is still searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck a 25-year-old woman in a crosswalk near LACMA on Sunday, March 25th, 2012. The victim, Los Angeles resident Marie Hardwick, was critically injured but has recovered.

The collision occurred on Wilshire Blvd at Spaulding Ave in front of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art at 2 am early that Sunday morning.  The suspect was driving a dark BMW with no plates, or perhaps a European front license plate. The LAPD describes the driver as being male, possibly Middle Eastern descent with dark hair, dark eyes and in his early ’30s. According to Detective Brent Johnson, a composite sketch of the suspect has just been released and the LAPD is looking for any assistance from the public in helping to solve the crime.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department West Traffic Division, Traffic Detective Section, Detective B. Johnson at (213) 473-0228 or (213) 473-0234. After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247). Callers may also text “CRIMES” with a cell phone or log on to and click on “Web Tips” When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD”. Tipsters may remain anonymous. Please reference DR #: 12-07-07733.


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