Fatal Hit-and-Run Leaves Pedestrian Dead NR22189ah

July 5, 2022

Valley Glen:  Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect responsible for a hit-and-run traffic collision that killed a man.

On July 3, 2022, at 2:55 a.m., a dark colored 4-door sedan vehicle traveling south on Vineland Avenue collided with a pedestrian in a wheelchair in the southbound lanes between Sherman Way and Vanowen Street.  The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and render aid, as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene.

The pedestrian is described as a male white in his early 50’s, and his name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.  There is no description for the driver of the vehicle.

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 Detective Wade at (818) 644-8036.  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.  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.