A 60-year-old man died more than a week after he was struck by a vehicle while crossing Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica May 21st, police said.
Santa Monica police are asking for the public’s help in locating the driver of the vehicle who was allegedly involved in the hit-and-run accident.
The man, identified as John Cameron Wallen, a transient, was reportedly jaywalking across Lincoln Boulevard, just north of Ocean Park Boulevard in Santa Monica, at 12:08 a.m. when he was hit by a vehicle, Sgt. Renaldi Thruston said.
After the collision, the driver of the vehicle allegedly fled the scene without stopping or rendering aid to the pedestrian, Thruston said.
Santa Monica Fire Department paramedics transported Wallen to a local hospital, where he was placed on life support. Wallen succumbed to his injuries at the hospital Thursday, May 29th, Thruston said.
The vehicle involved in the incident is described as either a late model Toyota Carolla or Nissan Sentra, dark blue or black in color. As a result of the collision, the vehicle should have damage to the front end and possibly its windshield, Thruston said.
The vehicle was last seen leaving the Albertsons parking lot at 2627 Lincoln Blvd. prior to the collision. The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact Santa Monica police investigator Chris Dawson at (310) 458-8954, or the watch commander at (310) 458-8427.
Callers who wish to remain anonymous may also call the We-Tip national hotline at (800) 782-7463 (800-78-CRIME).