Fatal Hit-and-Run Traffic Collision Involving Pedestrian NR23226ti

August 2, 2023

Pacoima: The Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Traffic Detectives are investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision that killed a man in his 50’s.

On August 1,2023, around 11:20 p.m., a dark colored sedan was travelling eastbound Paxton Street east of Glenoaks Boulevard when it collided with a pedestrian on the roadway. The dark colored vehicle continued eastbound Paxton Street. The hit and run driver failed to stop, identify themselves, or attempt to render aid to the pedestrian that sustained fatal injuries.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The pedestrian is a male in his 50’s, and he has not been identified by the Los Angeles Coroner’s office.

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.

This investigation is on-going at this time. Anyone who was driving in Paxton Street and Glenoaks Boulevard around 11:20 p.m., and observed this collision is urged to call Valley Traffic Division Detectives with information.

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 Officer Freeman at (818) 644-8115 or Detective Ortega (818) 644-8035. 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.