Fatal Hit and Run in Rampart Area NR20310wc

December 7, 2020

Los Angeles: On Monday, December 7, 2020, around 6:35 a.m., a
29-year-old motorcyclist riding a 2003 Yamaha 600R, was killed
following a hit and run traffic collision in Rampart Area. The
collision occurred when the driver of a passenger van made an
illegal U-turn directly in the path of the motorcyclist on Glendale
Boulevard, just south of Reservoir Street. The driver of the van
stopped briefly then fled southbound from the scene and failed to
identify himself or render aid as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported the motorcyclist
to a local hospital in critical condition. Despite lifesaving
efforts, he succumbed to his injuries shortly after arrival. The
motorcyclist’s identity has not been released pending notification
of next of kin.

Video surveillance cameras in the area captured the hit and run
vehicle fleeing the scene. The vehicle is described as a late
1990’s to early 2000 Chevy Astro van. The van is customized and
red or maroon in color. There is no driver description at this

Drivers are reminded to drive at a safe speed and if you become
involved in a collision, you should pull over and stop as soon as
it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the
scene to identify yourself.

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

Anyone with information is urged to contact Officer McGowan at
(213) 486-0761, Central Traffic Detectives at (213) 833-3713 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 (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. 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their
local program.