Wilshire: On Friday, July 19, 2019, around 2:20 a.m., a fatal hit and run traffic collision occurred between an unknown vehicle traveling eastbound on Venice Blvd. and a pedestrian, walking southbound on Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and pronounced the 71-year-old male dead at scene. The name of the deceased will not be released until next-of-kin has been notified.
Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should stop, 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 who 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 West Traffic Division Detectives, at 213-473-0234 or 213-473-0222. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-247 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.