Van Nuys: Detectives from the
Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division are asking
for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead
to the identification and arrest of the suspect involved in a hit
and run collision that killed a 28-year-old man.
On April 30, 2017, around 12:00 a.m., a pedestrian was crossing
eastbound on Sepulveda Boulevard, north of Vanowen Street, outside
the marked crosswalk. He was hit by a dark colored 4-door sedan
traveling northbound Sepulveda Boulevard. The collision caused the
pedestrian to collide with the roadway, where he was struck by a
MTA bus traveling northbound Sepulveda Boulevard, north of Vanowen
Street. The MTA driver immediately stopped the bus and remained at
scene during the investigation.
The dark colored 4-door sedan failed to stop, identify themselves
or render aide.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and
pronounced the victim dead at scene.
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
who provide information leading to the offender’s identification,
apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil
Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact
Valley Traffic Detective III William Bustos at (818) 644-8021, or
Detective II L. Fuentes at (818) 644-8029. During non-business
hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 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
ww.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.