Fatal Hit & Run Traffic Collision NR20245mp

October 1, 2020

Los Angeles: On September 27,
2020, around 7:45 p.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police
Department’s Central Traffic Division responded to a call for
service near the intersection of 4th Street and Central

Officer’s investigation revealed a pedestrian was crossing on 4th
Street at Central Street when a dark colored SUV, traveling
southbound on Central Street, collided with the pedestrian. The
driver failed to stop, remain at the scene, render aid, and
identify themselves as required by law. A witness observed a male
driver behind the wheel of the SUV.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and
transported the pedestrian to a local hospital with severe
injuries. On October 1, 2020, the pedestrian died from his
injuries. The identity of the pedestrian is pending until next of
kin can be notified.

Drivers are reminded to drive at a safe speed and if you become
involved in a collision, you should pull over and stop as soon as
it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the
scene to identify yourself.

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.

If anyone has information regarding the vehicle, driver, or
collision please contact Detective DeHesa at (213) 833-3713,
email: 31161@lapd.online, or Central Traffic Division Watch
Commander at (213) 833-3746. During non-business hours, or on
weekends, calls should be directed to (323) 846-6553 or
1-877-LAPD-24-7 (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.