TUJUNGA—Officials from the Los Angeles Police Department are searching for the person responsible for a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred on April 27 at 8:30 p.m. According to the LAPD Blog, a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe turned onto Valmont Street, causing a motorcyclist to lose control of his vehicle and strike a parked car.
When the Los Angeles Fire Department arrived on the scene, they rushed the male motorcyclist to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. The female passenger of the motorcycle died at the scene of the accident. Police seized the Chevy Tahoe at the scene of the accident, but were unable to identify the driver, because they fled the scene.
“Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves,” the LAPD stated in a press release.
In 2015, the Los Angeles City Council added a Hit-and-Run Reward Program Trust Fund to the Los Angeles Administrative Code. A reward of as much as $50,000 is earmarked for individuals who provide information that help identify and apprehend hit-and-run suspects.
Police are asking anyone with information about the collision to contact Valley Traffic Detective Larkin at (818) 644-8115 or Detective Daniel Menesez at (818) 644-8028. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call CrimeStoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact CrimeStoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.