Fatal Hit-and-Run Traffic Collision Involving Pedestrian – NR23697jc

October 2, 2023

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) West Traffic Division detectives are investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision that resulted in the death of a woman.

On September 29, 2023, around 9:55 p.m., a white four door sedan traveling westbound Venice Boulevard on the number 1 lane was approaching the intersection with 7th Avenue when it collided with the victim, a female pedestrian, that walking northbound within a  marked crosswalk. The white four door sedan failed to stop at the scene of the traffic collision and fled westbound Venice Boulevard  without identifying themselves or rendering aid as required by law.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and provided immediate medical attention to the victim. Unfortunately, the victim succumbed to her injuries at scene and was pronounced deceased by the Los Angeles Fire Department. The victim was identified and notification to next of kin was completed.

Speed was possibly a factor in this crash. It is unknown if alcohol and/or drugs was a factor in this collision.

The investigation is 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 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 West Traffic Division Officer Reyes at (818) 644-8114 or Detective Otrosina at (818) 644-8036. 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.

Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.