Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Mission Hills Fatal Hit-and-Run Collision NR10230rfLos Angeles: On April 26, 2010, around 10 p.m., a fatal hit-and-run traffic incident occurred in the Mission Hills area when a pedestrian was struck by two vehicles while walking northbound in an unmarked crosswalk on Langdon Avenue at Lassen Street.
Initially, a suspect driving an unknown black sedan traveling westbound on Lassen Street hit the pedestrian, 19-year-old Mission Hills resident Alexander Jonathan Brooks, and continued driving. Brooks was then thrown about 50 feet in a southwesterly direction landing in the eastbound lanes on Lassen Street and was struck again by a second, eastbound vehicle. Fortunately, the driver of the second vehicle stopped to render aid as required by law.
The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
This investigation is being conducted by Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division (VTD) detectives. Anyone who may have additional information about this hit-and-run collision is urged to contact VTD Officer Fuentes at 818-644-8020 or VTD Detective Bustos at 818-644-8021. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crimestoppers at1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) using a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters can also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “web tips” and follow the prompts.