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News Release

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Media Relations

Pedestrian Dies in Hit-and-Run Car Accident NR10591cj

Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Central Traffic detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating any witnesses who saw a traffic collision that killed a 53-year-old Los Angeles resident.

On Dec. 5, 2010, at around 6:50 p.m., LAPD Central Traffic officers received a call of a traffic collision that occurred near the intersection of Alvarado and Court Streets.  When officers arrived on the scene, they saw a man lying on the street unresponsive.  Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and transported the injured man to a nearby hospital where despite lifesaving efforts was pronounced dead on Dec. 14, 2010.  He has been identified as a 53-year-old Norbert Nikolaus Keilbach.

The detectives’ investigation revealed that Keilbach was crossing Alvarado Street when he was hit by a car that was traveling northbound on Alvarado Street.  The driver of the car left the scene failing to stop and provide identification or render aid.   There were no witnesses at the time of the collision and no description of the suspect’s car.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Central Traffic Detectives Padilla or Wilson, at 213-972-1825 or the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at 213-972-1953.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.