Hit-and-Run Traffic Collision NR22128mc

May 2, 2022

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect responsible for a hit-and-run traffic collision.

On March 30, 2022, around 4:55 a.m., a dark colored passenger vehicle was travelling on the wrong side of the road, eastbound on Avenue 55, approaching the intersection at Figueroa Street. The driver continued straight through the intersection, drove onto the sidewalk, and collided into a building.

The driver was able to reverse his vehicle and fled southbound Figueroa Street. None of the occupants in the building were injured. There is no further information on the vehicle or the driver.

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 $1,000 is available to community members that provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

The investigation is ongoing and being handled by Central Traffic Division detectives. Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division, Detective Berdin, at (213) 833-3713 or email him at 31958@LAPD.Online. 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 1-800-222-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.