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The Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division have provided video of the fatal hit and run by multiple vehicles. The video can be viewed on www.lapdonline.org. Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Officer Sison at (818) 644-8022 or Officer Freeman at (818) 644-8115.
Pacoima: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision that killed a man in his late 20’s or early 30’s.
On January 12, 2024, around 11:45 p.m., a light-colored pickup truck was traveling northbound on southbound lanes of San Fernando Road, when it hit a pedestrian crossing mid-block on San Fernando Road south of Montague Street. The pedestrian fell to the ground on northbound lanes and attempted to get up when he got hit by a second vehicle also going northbound San Fernando Road. The second vehicle is described as a light-colored full-size SUV. The force of the second collision threw the pedestrian onto southbound lanes where he was run over by a third vehicle. That vehicle was described as a dark colored mid-size SUV going southbound San Fernando Road.
All three vehicles failed to stop, render aid, and remain at scene as required by law. The first and second vehicles who struck the pedestrian were last seen northbound San Fernando Road towards Osborne Street. The third vehicle was last seen southbound San Fernando Road towards Branford Street.
The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the male pedestrian dead at scene. The pedestrian was as a male, possibly Hispanic, in his late 20’s or early 30’s. His name is being withheld pending identification and notification of next of kin by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves.
The public is also reminded that as pedestrians, they should exercise caution when crossing streets, obey traffic lights, cross within marked crosswalks, and obey the rules of the road.
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.
Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Officer Sison at (818) 644-8022 or Officer Freeman at (818) 644-8115. 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.