Panorama City: On Saturday, July 10, 2021, at 10:25 a.m., a 2008-2012 white Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck was traveling westbound on Parthenia Street, when it drove over a manhole cover as a pedestrian underneath the manhole cover was attempting to open it. As the vehicle drove over the manhole cover it was pushed down on top of the pedestrian who fell back down the manhole. The driver of the Silverado continued driving westbound on Parthenia Street has not been identified.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene. The pedestrian succumbed to his injuries. The pedestrian was a male in his 20’s. His name will not be released until next of kin is notified.
The public is reminded that manholes are used for city services to access various maintenance tunnels that are located underground. Manhole covers should not be disturbed or moved due to their weight and could cause serious injury or death.
Video of the collision can be viewed at https://twitter.com/LAPDPIO
On April 15, 2015, the 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 who provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.
The investigation is ongoing, anyone who may have witnessed or have information regarding this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Officer Takishita at (818)-644-8116 or Detective Buenaventura at (818) 644-8035. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.