In a stunt gone wrong at Echo Park, the LAPD is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of a driver of a rented Tesla who blew up before colliding with two parked cars.
Video of Sunday morning’s crash was shared by the Los Angeles Police Department Central Division on YouTube.
The LAPD said a driver of a rented 2018 Tesla Model S, initially identified as the Tesla S-BLM, performed a dangerous stunt near the intersection of Baxter and Alvarado streets around 12:10 a.m. The video shows the Tesla approaching an intersection at high speed when it suddenly takes a breath and then hits the front wheels hard.
The vehicle then crashed into several trash cans and two parked cars, the LAPD said.
The driver of the Tesla got out of the car and fled the scene. Police did not release a description of the driver.
Detectives will contact the person who rented the Tesla to determine if she was the driver in the viral video.
As part of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund, a $1,000 reward is available to anyone in the community who can provide information leading to the identification of the driver.
Anyone with information regarding this hit-and-run is urged to contact Detective Juan Campos at 213-833-3713. You can also submit an anonymous tip lacrimestoppers.org.
Police remind drivers in accidents to obey the law: screen everyone involved in the accident, share information, and call 911 if anyone is seriously injured. Escaping an accident can make a traffic offense a criminal complaint, police said.
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