Hollywood: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in a hit-and-run traffic collision that injured a woman.
On January 26, 2022, around 9:00 a.m., a female was running northbound Western Avenue in the east crosswalk at Virginia Avenue when a red SUV traveling southbound Western Avenue negotiated a left turn to eastbound Virginia Avenue and collided with the pedestrian. The impact caused the pedestrian to travel in an east direction and collide with the roadway. The SUV
continued eastbound Virginia Avenue without stopping, identifying themselves or rendering aid as required by law.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and provided medical attention to the pedestrian and transported her to a local hospital, she is identified as a 64-year-old resident of Los Angeles.
A video from a surveillance camera showed that the SUV is possibly an older model Toyota Highlander, maroon in color. The driver was described by a witness as female. There was also a female with dark hair in the front passenger seat.
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.
Actual photo (Not actual hit & run vehicle)
Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Officer Yoshioka, West Traffic Division, at (213) 473-0236, or at (213) 473-0234. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call CrimeStoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact CrimeStoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.