Sunland: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division are investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision that killed an elderly female.
On October 5, 2023, around 5:30 a.m., a red pick-up truck was traveling north on Foothill Boulevard, past Sunland Boulevard, when it struck a pedestrian (victim) on the roadway. Moments later, as the victim was attempting to get up, she was struck again by a black Toyota Tacoma, also traveling north on Foothill Boulevard. The victim sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision.
The driver of the Tacoma stopped, rendered aid, remained at scene as required by law, and is cooperating with the investigation. The driver of the red pick-up truck continued north on Foothill Boulevard without stopping or rendering aid.
The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim deceased at scene. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.
Motorists 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 Valley Traffic Division Detective Martinez, at (818) 644-8033, or Officer Reyes, at (818) 644-8114. 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 LA 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.