Sun Valley: The Los Angeles Police Department’s, Valley Traffic Detectives, are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision.
On May 11, 2023, around 3:45 a.m., a fatal traffic collision was reported on Saticoy Street west of Hinds Avenue. A good Samaritan observed a male pedestrian laying on the roadway unresponsive and called 911. The injuries the pedestrian sustained were consistent with being hit by a vehicle traveling westbound Saticoy St. The driver failed to stop, identify themselves, or attempt to render aid to the pedestrian who sustained fatal injuries.
The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the pedestrian deceased at scene. The pedestrian was as a male, Hispanic, possibly in his late 20’s. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.
Motorists are reminded if they become involved in a traffic 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 obey the rules of the road and walk on designated walking areas, such as sidewalks and crosswalks.
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 Buenaventura at (818) 644-8033 or Officer Garcia at (818) 644-8117. 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.