TOPANGA CANYON—Authorities from the Los Angeles Police Department are searching for the hit-and-run driver responsible for a collision on Topanga Canyon Boulevard south of Parthenia Street that left a man dead.
According to the LAPD blog, the incident occurred on May 11 at around 10:10 p.m., when a pedestrian was hit by an unknown vehicle in Canoga Park. The car was traveling northbound on Topanga Canyon Boulevard when it crashed with a pedestrian walking north on Topanga Canyon Boulevard with a shopping cart. The victim sustained serious injuries, where he was pronounced dead on the scene by officials from the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Police have not released the identity of the victim to the public, but he is described as a Hispanic male in his mid-70s. The suspect fled the scene without offering aid to the victim which is a violation of 20001 (A) VC, Hit and Run. Authorities have indicated the suspect sustain front-end damage to the vehicle.
On April 15, 2015, the City Council made amendments to the Los Angeles Administrative Code and developed a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward up to $50,000 is available to community members who provide information that can lead to the offender’s identification, arrest and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.
The case is still under investigation. The Los Angeles Police Department is asking anyone who witnessed or has information about the hit-and-run incident to contact the LAPD Valley Traffic Detectives, Officer Fredo (818) 644-8037 or Detective Ill Bustos at (818) 644-8021 during normal business hours.
After-hours calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247). Callers may also text “Crimes” with a cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on Web Tips. When using a cell phone all messages should begin with “LAPD.” Tipsters may remain anonymous.