Valley Traffic Detectives handle follow up investigations involving Hit and Runs, Fatalities, and Felony Driving Under the Influence cases in the San Fernando Valley. The unit consists of 8 officers and 5 detectives with an average tenure of 15 years.
There were 18,630 reported collisions in 2007, of those, 7,005 were hit and run misdemeanors, 1,246 were hit and run felonies, 62 were fatal collisions and 1,202 driving under the influence related collisions.
If you are a witness to a hit and run or the victim of one, become a good witness and write down the license number of the vehicle that is involved. When possible write down the description of the vehicle driver.
If you are involved in a hit and run collision, the detective assigned to your case will need the following information:
- Can you identify the driver of the hit and run vehicle from a photograph?
- An estimate of the damage to your vehicle or property from a body shop or insurance co.