Tarzana: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division are investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision that killed a woman in her 40s.
On May 23, 2023, around 10:10 p.m., a dark colored SUV, possible Range Rover, was travelling south on Reseda Boulevard, near St Moritz Drive, when it collided with a pedestrian on the roadway. The SUV continued south, negotiated a U-turn, then continued north on Reseda Boulevard. The driver failed to stop, identify themselves, or attempt to render aid to the pedestrian who sustained fatal injuries. Other motorists observed the female pedestrian on the roadway and called for help.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the pedestrian deceased at scene. The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.
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 any information is encouraged to contact Valley Traffic Division Detective Ortega at (818) 644-8035 or Officer Reyes (818) 644-8114. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to the Valley Traffic Watch Commander at (818) 644-8000 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 to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.