Identify This Car And Help Arrest Someone Involved In An Intentional Hit-And-Run

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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 tip from roundfileit who saw a story about a hit-and-run that was caught on a surveillance camera. The victim, a 20-year-old man walking to his grandmom's house, was intentionally struck.


Buena Park, Cal. police, including Cpl. Andy Luong, who provided Jalopnik with the video, are trying to determine the make and model.

They said they think it's a gold-colored four-door, possibly a Mitsubishi Galant, with tinted windows. Roundfileit says it looks like an Infiniti G20, though. Thoughts on make/model/year/trim?

Here's the full text of the Buena Vista Police press release about the Sunday incident:

Upon investigation officers discovered that a male victim, 20 years of age, had been struck by a vehicle while crossing Campus Drive at Orangethorpe Ave. The vehicle struck the victim with such force that it caused him to impact the front windshield and then propelling him into the air. The driver of the vehicle never stopped and made no attempts to render aid after hitting the victim with his vehicle. The suspect vehicle immediately fled the scene at a high rate of speed after the incident onto Orangethorpe Ave.

The preliminary investigation indicated the incident may have been intentional. This is based on witness statements as well as dramatic video footage captured by a nearby surveillance camera. The vehicle is described as a gold colored four door, possible Mitsubishi Galant, with tinted windows. The license plate is unknown at this time. The victim sustained significant non-life threatening injuries and was later transported to UCI.

The suspect driver was described as a thin male Hispanic, and the front passenger was described as a female Hispanic with her hair up in a bun. The suspect's vehicle has moderate damage to the front passenger side windshield as a result of the victim's impact. It is unknown at this time whether the suspect and victim knew one another.


So, what's the car? Luong gave us his email address so we can send along any good info.