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Northridge: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a driver involved in a hit-and-run traffic collision that left one pedestrian dead.
On September 5, 2022, around 7:40 p.m., a grey colored Dodge Charger was traveling westbound on Nordhoff Street towards Wilbur Avenue when it collided with a pedestrian, who was on Nordhoff Street. Immediately after the collision, the Dodge Charger made a U-turn and began heading eastbound Nordhoff Street, away from the scene of the crash. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and render aid to the pedestrian or remain to identify self.
The pedestrian, described as a male Hispanic, around 60-years-old, whose name is unknown, was transported to a local hospital by the Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics, where he was pronounced deceased.
Pedestrians are encouraged that when crossing a street, they should be diligent and aware of any on-coming vehicles and to cross the street within a designated crosswalk.
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.
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 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 Detective Buenaventura at (818) 644-8033 or Detective Wade at 818-644-8036 at Valley Traffic Division. 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.
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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.