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Jewish UCLA alum in critical condition after hit-and-run

by Jared Sichel

December 30, 2013 | 5:29 pm

[UPDATE: UCLA alum dies, hit-and-run driver still at large]

Law enforcement officials are still searching for the hit-and-run driver who struck David Pregerson, 23, and left him on the side of Chautauqua Boulevard in Pacific Palisades in the early hours of Dec. 27.

Lt. Andrew Neiman of the LAPD said that the West Traffic Division has no updates on its search for the suspect.

Found at around 3:20 a.m., Pregerson was transported to the UCLA medical center for surgery, where he remains in critical condition.

A recent graduate of UCLA, Pregerson’s Facebook page says that he is a film producer. On Sunday, someone named Ramtin gave information as to how people can donate blood on David’s behalf.

Rabbi Dovid Gurevich of the Chabad at UCLA described Pregerson as someone who “always has a smile on his face.”

Gurevich visited Pregerson on Sunday, along with many of the young man’s friends and relatives.

“[It’s] very heartwarming to see people responding and caring about him so much," Gurevich said.

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