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The Latest: Arrest in LA hit-and-run recorded on video

August 27, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the search for the driver responsible for a hit-and-run captured on video (all times local):

4:40 p.m.

Police say they’ve arrested a motorist suspected in a hit-and-run that severely injured a bicyclist in Los Angeles.

Officials announced the arrest Tuesday but didn’t immediately release the driver’s name.

Investigators on Monday released a graphic video of the Aug. 22 crash in the hope that someone would be able to identify the pickup truck seen in the footage.

The video shows the truck slamming into the bicyclist, who flips through the air and lands in the street in the Boyle Heights area. The driver speeds away.

The victim, Gabriel Lopez, tells KABC-TV he spent three days in the hospital and continues to suffer a lot of pain.

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11:25 a.m.

The Los Angeles Police Department has released graphic video showing a hit-and-run crash that severely injured a bicyclist last week.

The LAPD said Monday investigators hope someone can help them identify the driver of the pickup truck seen in the footage from Aug. 22 in Boyle Heights.

The video shows the white truck slamming into the bicyclist, who flips through the air and lands in the street. The pickup drives around the bike and speeds away.

The truck is described as a full-sized Chevrolet or GMC model from between 2011 and 2018. Officials say it has black rims and a black bed cover.

The bicyclist was hospitalized in stable condition.

A reward of up to $50,000 is offered to anyone able to provide information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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