Law enforcement agencies from across the U.S. have reached out to Jalopnik for help with car identifications since your input was "critical" to solving a hit-and-run earlier this year.
Today, we have a plea from a friend of Roger Slifer, a DC Comics legend and Transformers television producer, who suffered critical injuries in a Saturday morning hit-and-run in Santa Monica, Cal.
Wrote Shaene Sliders, "My friend Roger, a humble and amazing guy who produced and wrote some of this nation's favorite cartoons in the 80s and spread much joy to our generation, was run down in a crosswalk by the driver of the car in the article. He is still unconscious in the hospital. The picture is really blurry, but if anyone can get it identified, it sounds like that's you."
Yes, the picture is blurry, as they often are in these situations.
The details of the case, which has gotten a bit heated with Santa Monica police saying "the family's having the media call us, alleging we aren't doing anything," are as follows:
A white sedan slammed into Slifer, 57, in a crosswalk on Colorado Avenue near Fifth Street at about 12:45 a.m. Saturday, according to the Santa Monica Police Department.
After breezing through the crosswalk, the driver of the vehicle failed to stop for the collision and continued northbound on 5th Street to Broadway, where they turned right and continued eastbound out of sight.
In a press release Tuesday, Santa Monica police said they have no information on the driver. The car was described as a late 1990's to early 2000 sedan, white, with a sunroof and tinted rear windows.
So, what kind of car do you think it is? Perhaps we can be the ones who call Santa Monica police to help with a tip rather than deliver accusations that they're not working hard enough.
Hit and Run Felony - Auto vs. Pedestrian [Santa Monica PD]