June 21, 2023
June 19, 2023
Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division have determined that the suspect vehicle is now believed to be a small light blue SUV. Detectives are also looking to speak to the driver of the white minivan who pulled into the shopping center, as they may have witnessed the incident.
North Hollywood: Detectives from the Los Angele Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the driver involved in a hit-and-run traffic collision.
On June 19, 2023, around 1:00 a.m., a white minivan was traveling eastbound on Sherman Way when it collided with a pedestrian walking outside of a cross-walk on Sherman Way, west of Bellaire Ave. The minivan pulled into a shopping center parking lot area on Sherman Way, then proceeded to exit westbound Sherman Way. The driver of the minivan failed to stop, identify themselves, or attempt to render aid to the pedestrian.
The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the pedestrian deceased at scene. The pedestrian was described as a male, Asian, around 35-40 years of age. His name is being withheld pending an identification and notification to the next of kin by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.
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.
Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division’s Officer Hansen at 818-644-8255 or call 818-644-8020 with any information. 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.