Hollywood Area: The Los Angeles Police Department’s West 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 12, 2022, around 8:44 p.m., a white 2018 Audi S5 was traveling westbound Sunset Boulevard, approaching McCadden Place, when it collided with a pedestrian who was laying on the roadway. The driver of the Audi S5 continued westbound Sunset Boulevard before making a U-turn. The driver exited the Audi S5, flagged down an LAPD Hollywood patrol vehicle, and directed the officers to the pedestrian. The driver then re-entered the Audi S5 and fled eastbound Sunset Boulevard without identifying himself.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and pronounced the pedestrian dead at scene.
Alcohol and/or drugs may have been a factor in this crash. The investigation is still 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.
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 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. 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.