April 6, 2021 NR21098wc ***Update*** An update regarding the fatal traffic collision that occurred at Wilton Place and Santa Monica Boulevard. Upon further investigation, it has been determined that only two vehicles were involved in the collision and both drivers stopped and were cooperative in the investigation. The incident is no longer being considered as a hit and run traffic collision. The deceased pedestrian is still unidentified and no next of kin notified. The investigation is still ongoing.
Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division detectives are requesting the public’s help in identifying a hit and run suspect.
On Thursday, April 1, 2021, around 9:45 p.m., a fatal traffic collision occurred at the intersection of Wilton Place and Santa Monica Boulevard. A pedestrian crossing the roadway outside of a crosswalk was struck by a red vehicle traveling northbound on Wilton Place. After the first collision the pedestrian was ran over by two additional vehicles. One of the vehicles described as a white SUV, stopped briefly then fled northbound on Wilton Place.
Two out of the three drivers involved stopped, identified themselves and were fully cooperative with the investigation.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported the pedestrian to a local area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Alcohol and drugs are not a factor in this collision and the investigation is still ongoing.
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.
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.
Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact West Traffic Division detectives, at 213 473-0234 or 213-473-0222. 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.