Fatal Vehicle vs. Motorcyclist NR19267ti

October 4, 2019


The driver remained at scene and cooperated with police officers.

Tujunga: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division detectives are investigating a fatal hit and run traffic collision that killed a motorcyclist.

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, around 8:15 p.m., a motorcyclist was travelling southbound Tujunga Canyon Boulevard approaching Saint Esteban Street when it collided with a white Volkswagen Jetta that was making a left turn onto northbound Tujunga Canyon Boulevard. The Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and pronounced the male motorcyclist dead at scene.

This investigation is ongoing, and an arrest has not been made. The identity of the male motorcyclist will be withheld pending notification to his next of kin.

Motorists are reminded to use caution, follow the rules of the road and look twice at intersections for motorcyclists. In addition; they are also urged to be aware of motorcycles on the road, turns can be particularly dangerous due to blind spots.

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 Valley Traffic Detective II Carlos Barragan at 818-644-8028. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 323-421-2577 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.