Felony Hit-and-Run Traffic Collision NR24097cm

March 15, 2024

Wilshire: The Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver involved in a felony hit-and-run traffic collision.

On February 20, 2024, around 6:05 a.m., a pedestrian was walking southbound Crenshaw Boulevard inside a marked crosswalk when he was struck by a late-model, gray, Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) that was making an eastbound turn onto Venice Boulevard from southbound Crenshaw Boulevard. The driver of the SUV failed to stop, identify themselves, and render aid to the pedestrian as required by law.

The Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital for medical treatment. The victim is a 62-year-old Los Angeles area resident and is currently in recovery from his injuries. The 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.

Video of the collision can be viewed at: www.lapdonline.org

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 $25,000 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 West Traffic Detectives at 213-473-0234. 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. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.