Venice: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in a hit-and-run traffic collision that killed a man.
On December 22, 2021, around 9:50 p.m., a male bicyclist was riding east on Grand Boulevard toward Venice Boulevard when a vehicle traveling west negotiated a U-turn and collided with him. The impact caused the bicyclist to be ejected from the bicycle and collide with the roadway. The driver continued east on Grand Boulevard without stopping, identifying themselves or rendering aid as required by law.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he died. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.
The suspect vehicle is described as a dark Chevrolet Bolt. There is no suspect description.
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 Officer Twycross, West Traffic Division, at (213) 473-0235, or West Traffic Detective Desk, at (213) 473-0234. 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 CrimeStoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact CrimeStoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.