Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect responsible for a hit-and-run traffic collision.
On April 16, 2022, around 4:55 p.m., a motorcycle traveling southbound on Vermont Avenue near 1st Street, crashed into a street sign, after an older model green pickup with a white camper shell transitioned into the motorcycle’s lane. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and render any aid or remain at scene after the collision, fleeing southbound Vermont Avenue.
The vehicle is described as a two-door green colored possibly a late 80’s to 90’s Toyota, older model pick-up truck with a white camper shell.
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. The public is also reminded that as pedestrians, they should exercise caution when crossing streets, obey traffic lights, cross within marked crosswalks, and obey the rules of the road.
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 is asked to contact the LAPD West Traffic Division Detectives, at (213)473-0234 or (213)473-0222. Please refer to LAPD report number 22-20-08547. 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.