Reseda: A Hit and Run Fatal
Traffic collision occurred in the area of Tampa Avenue and Vanowen
On August 24, 2016, around 6:45 a.m., a motorcycle described as a
2013 Kawasaki Ninja was driven by a male, 19-year-old, resident of
Thousand Oaks. The motorcycle was traveling southbound Tampa Avenue
and collided with the right side of a vehicle traveling northbound
Tampa Avenue conducting a left turn at the intersection of Vanowen
The motorcyclist sustained severe injuries and as the result of the
collision died at the scene. The driver left the scene failing to
stop, render aid and exchange information as required by law.
The hit and run vehicle is described as an early 2000 white, 2
door, large pick-up, possibly Ford, GM or Dodge with a dump truck
style bed with short bed walls and a single axle with dual tires
and blue logo on the passenger door.
The hit and run driver and vehicle remain outstanding.
Notification to next of kin is pending.
Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact
Valley Traffic Division Detective II Humberto Fajardo at
818-644-8033 or Detective III William Bustos at 818-644-8021.
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 Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS
(800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting
to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell
phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”
Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and
follow the prompt.