Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of a hit-and-run driver involved in a traffic collision that resulted in the death of a pedestrian.
On August 2, 2021 at 7:00 a.m., an elderly woman, approximately 91-years-old, was struck while walking across an alley on Ellendale Place just south of Adams Blvd. The vehicle was traveling westbound in the alley backing unsafely when the suspect vehicle collided with a pedestrian that was walking westbound in the alley.
The driver exited the vehicle and observed the pedestrian laying on the roadway. The driver moved the vehicle out of the roadway, stood around her vehicle for approximately three minutes, then returned to her vehicle and left the location failing to render aid.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and transported the victim to California Hospital where she died from her injuries.
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 compromise.
At this time the victim’s information is not being released until family is notified.
For more information concerning the incident, please contact South Traffic Division, Officer Lopez Del Haro or Officer Pollard, at 323-421-2500 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm – Monday through Friday. After hours please contact South Traffic Division’s Watch Commander at 323-421-2570 or contact 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. Tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.