April 5, 2022 NR22087ll
On April 04, 2022, at approximately 9:55 pm, 23-year old Juan Francisco Ramirez, turned himself into Hollenbeck Station and admitted to colliding with the pedestrian at the intersection of Whittier Blvd and Esperanza Street. He fled the scene without rendering aid to the pedestrian and identifying himself. Ramirez was arrested and booked for felony hit and run, 20001(A) of the Vehicle Code, Booking No. 6354420, his bail was set at $50,000, and is housed at the Metropolitan Detention Center. The hit-and-run vehicle, a Ford Fusion, was recovered and impounded for evidence.
Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect responsible for a hit-and-run traffic collision that killed a man.
On April 2, 2022, around10:04 p.m., a fatal traffic collision occurred near Whittier Boulevard and Esperanza Street. A vehicle driving on Whittier Boulevard collided with a pedestrian, who was walking northbound in the crosswalk of Whittier Boulevard and Esperanza Street. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and render any aid or remain at scene after the collision, fleeing westbound Whittier Boulevard. The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics arrived at the scene and began to render aid to the pedestrian. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The suspect vehicle is only described as a Ford Fusion at this time.
The pedestrian is a 58-year-old male Hispanic. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
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. The public is also reminded that as pedestrians, they should exercise caution when crossing streets, obey traffic lights, cross within marked crosswalks, and obey the rules of the road.
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.
The investigation is ongoing and being handled by Central Traffic Division Detectives. Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 833-3713. 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. 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.