Another tragic hit-and-run in Santa Monica last weekend has left comic-book great Roger Slifer, 57, in critical condition.
The legend behind DC Comics superhero Lobo and the beloved old TV show Transformers was crossing 5th Street at the Colorado Avenue intersection around 12:57 a.m. early Saturday morning when he was plowed down by a white sedan with tinted windows, police say.
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," according to the Santa Monica Police Department.
The victim reportedly sustained "major head and body trauma" in the accident. He's currently in a medically induced coma at a UCLA trauma center, where his cousin says "he also has a broken shoulder, collar bone and an unknown number of ribs, all on the left side. A feeding tube has been installed with an Ensure type nourishment."
Read more at the LA Weekly