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Police Search For Suspect in Hit-and-Run That Seriously Injured USC Student

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Police are looking for the suspect who hit a USC motorcyclist last night and took off without offering any help.The 21-year-old USC student was driving on a motorcycle through the intersection at Vermont and Lexington Avenue around 6:40 p.m., when the motorcycle collided with a van. The student was badly injured with broken bones and rushed to the hospital.

The suspect was driving a burgundy, 1993 GMC Safari van with the license plate 4MYH882, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. He is described as a 35- to 45-year-old Hispanic male, standing about 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 170 to 190 pounds. He took off on Lexington Avenue, heading west.

Anyone with information about the crash or the suspect is urged to contact LAPD Central Traffic Division Detective Josephine Mapson at (213) 972-1840.