LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect involved in a fatal hit-and-run that transpired on November 14.
The LAPD reported that around 10 p.m., two pedestrians were crossing the street eastbound on Arlington Avenue north of Venice Boulevard. When they reached the middle of the street, the suspect’s vehicle drove southbound on Arlington Avenue and struck both pedestrians. The suspect vehicle continued traveling southbound on Arlington Avenue towards Washington Boulevard without stopping.
After impact, one pedestrian landed near the intersection of Venice Boulevard and Arlington Avenue. At which time, a second vehicle traveling northbound on Arlington Avenue struck the pedestrian. The second vehicle stopped and stayed at the scene until authorities arrived, as required by law.
Paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and provided immediate medical attention to the pedestrian who was later pronounced dead at scene.
Drivers are informed that if they become involved in a collision, they are to 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 public is informed that as pedestrians, they should exercise caution when crossing streets, obey traffic lights, cross within marked crosswalks, and obey the rules of the road.
On April 15, 2015, the Los Angeles City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit-and-Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $50,000 is available to community members that provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.
Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact West Traffic Detectives at (213) 473-0234. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.