Fatal Hit-and-Run leaves Pedestrian Dead NR24023ti/bb

January 19, 2024

January 19, 2024                                                                                                      




A video of the incident and photos of the suspect vehicle are being released to assist in identification of the suspect and suspect vehicle.  The photos can be found below and the video can viewed at www.lapdonline.org.

Actual Suspect Vehicle



North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision that killed an elderly man.

On January 18, 2024, around 1:05 p.m., a white sedan was traveling northbound on Vineland Avenue north of Vanowen Street when it hit a pedestrian.  The pedestrian was crossing mid-block on Vineland Avenue outside of a crosswalk when he was hit.  The sedan continued northbound on Vineland Avenue without stopping to identify themselves or render aid as required by law.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the male pedestrian, approximately 60 to 70-years-old deceased.  His name is being withheld pending identification and notification of next of kin by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

Motorists 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 pedestrians must obey all traffic laws and cross the street when it is safe to do so.

 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 Otrosina at (818) 644-8036 or Officer Krueger at (818) 644-8020. 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. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.