Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR19322dm

December 3, 2019

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for a hit and run collision that killed a man. On November 28, 2019, around 6:10 a.m., a small black 4-door sedan was traveling westbound on Florence Avenue when it collided with a pedestrian who was crossing south on Florence Avenue just west of Gramercy Place. That sedan continued west on Florence Avenue without stopping and rendering aid to the victim as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he later died. The identity of the victim is not available.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should stop, 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 who provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Moreno or Officer Lopez Del-Haro,

South Traffic Division, at 424-298-7898 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. After hours, please contact South Traffic Division’s Watch Commander at 323-421-2577, or 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.