South Los Angeles: On September 29, 2022, at 11:00 p.m., a bicyclist was travelling northbound on Wall Street when he was struck by a white commercial panel van that was travelling westbound on 61st Street. The driver fled the scene without stopping to render aid or identifying themselves. There is no description of the driver.
Paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and pronounced the bicyclist dead at the scene. The identity of the bicyclist is pending identification by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.
The suspect vehicle is described as a possible white 1996 to 2022 GMC Savana or Chevrolet Express commercial panel van with roof rack and conduit carrier (storage tube or box on roof). Van likely has front end damage.
Actual Suspect Vehicle
Video of the crash and post-crash is posted on Central Traffic’s social media accounts YouTube “LAPD Central Traffic,” Twitter @LAPDCTD24, and Instagram @LAPD_CTD_24.
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 that provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.
If anyone has information regarding the vehicle and the driver, please contact Officer Alex Guizar, Central Traffic Detectives at (213) 833-3713 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 833-3746. 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477) 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, tipster may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program. Independent of any City or other reward officers, anonymous tipsters using the LA Crime Stoppers program may be eligible for up-to a $1,000 cash reward based on arrest only (no conviction required).