October 29, 2020
Sylmar: On October 24th, 2020,
at 6:30 p.m., a hit and run traffic collision occurred on Cobalt
Street and Encinitas Avenue. The motorcyclist was traveling
westbound Cobalt Street when he struck a six-year-old boy who was
riding a scooter on the street.
The small boy sustained injuries as a result of the collision.
After the collision, the motorcyclist picked up his motorcycle
laying on the road and subsequently put his helmet back on and fled
the scene without rendering aid and identify self.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and
transported the boy to a local hospital in stable condition.
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
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 who provide information leading to the offender’s
identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution
through a civil compromise.
Anyone with information about this traffic collision is asked to
contact Valley Traffic Investigator, Officer Garcia at (818)
644-8117. 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 Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS
(800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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.