Fatal Hit-and-Run Traffic Collision NR22132ah

May 6, 2022

Olympic:  Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West 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 May 5, 2022, around 10:10 p.m., a white sedan was traveling southbound Vermont Avenue and collided into a pedestrian that was running westbound Vermont Avenue.  The collision caused the pedestrian to be thrown onto the roadway, where he was subsequently struck by a metropolitan bus traveling southbound Vermont Avenue at Pico Boulevard.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and provided immediate medical attention to the pedestrian.  Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries.

The suspect vehicle is only described as a white sedan. The driver of the white sedan failed to remain at scene, identify themselves and render aid to the pedestrian.

The driver of the Metro Bus was identified as a 41-year-old male from Los Angeles. He remained at scene, identified himself and cooperated with the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing and next of kin is still pending.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact West Traffic Detectives 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 Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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.