Fatal Hit-and-Run Vehicle vs Motorcyclist NR21287rc

October 21, 2021

Pacoima: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision.

On Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 8:35 p.m., a blue 2012 Kawasaki Motorcycle was traveling northbound on Laurel Canyon Blvd., approaching Judd Street, when it merged into the two-way left turn lane and collided head on with a gray 2015 Toyota Corolla. The motorcyclist was ejected and was struck by a white sedan traveling southbound on Laurel Canyon Blvd. The driver of the white sedan fled in the vehicle southbound on Laurel Canyon without stopping, identifying themselves, or attempting to render aid to the motorcyclist that sustained fatal injuries.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the motorcyclist to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the Toyota Corolla remained at scene and did not sustained any injuries. The motorcyclist is described as a male in his early 50’s and his name is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.

The hit-and-run vehicle is believed to be a white 4-door sedan. This investigation is ongoing.

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 Valley Traffic Division Detective Buenaventura at (818) 644-8035 or Officer Reyes at (818) 644-8114. 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.