November 1, 2023
Van Nuys: Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division detectives have released video footage of the suspect vehicle involved in a hit-and-run traffic collision.
The vehicle is described as a newer-model silver or grey Toyota sedan.
The video can be viewed here:
Van Nuys: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division detectives are investigating a hit-and-run traffic collision that killed a bicyclist.
On October 30, 2023, around 11:40 p.m., the suspect vehicle, described as a 1990’s silver or white, compact sedan, possibly a Toyota, was traveling southbound on Van Nuys Boulevard when it collided with a male bicyclist crossing Van Nuys Boulevard south of Delano Avenue. The force of the collision caused the bicyclist to become trapped under the sedan. The sedan continued southbound on Van Nuys Boulevard and traveled for over a mile with the victim trapped underneath. The suspect vehicle then negotiated a left turn south of Burbank Boulevard, at which time the victim became dislodged from the vehicle. The suspect fled southbound on Van Nuys Boulevard toward Hatteras Street and made no attempts to stop, identify themself, or render aid to the victim.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the male bicyclist deceased at-scene. His identity is being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.
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 who was driving in the area of Van Nuys Blvd between Delano Avenue and Burbank Boulevard on October 30, around 11:40 p.m., and/or witnessed this collision, is urged to contact Valley Traffic Division Officer Krueger at (818) 644-8028 or the Watch Commander at (818) 644-8001. 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.