Fatal Hit-and-Run Leaves Pedestrian Dead NR22230ah

August 10, 2022

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department, South Traffic Detectives, are investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision that killed a man.

On August 9, 2022 around 9:35 p.m., the victim was crossing eastbound on Broadway at 85th Street in a clearly marked crosswalk. An unknown dark-colored vehicle traveling northbound Broadway struck the victim causing severe injuries. The vehicle fled northbound Broadway failing to render aid to the victim. The victim was transported by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

The victim is described as a male in his 40’s. He has not been identified at this time.

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 Officer Gerald Chavarria or Officer Carol Mitchell, South Traffic Division Detectives at 323-421-2500 or email 37560@lapd.online. 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.