Mt. Washington: On September 1, 2020, around 9:20 p.m., a pedestrian was standing in the middle of the street on Avenue 43 west of Carlota Boulevard and was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound on Avenue 43. The driver failed to stop, render aid and identify themselves as required by law. The vehicle is described as a 1990-2000 white Toyota Camry Sedan. A partial license plate beginning with “8CH_ _ _ _” was seen on the vehicle.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital and received treatment for severe injuries. The pedestrian is described as a 31-year-old Hispanic female.
Drivers are reminded to drive at a safe speed and if you become involved in a collision, you should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify yourself.
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.
If anyone has information regarding the vehicle, driver, or collision please contact Officer G. Diaz, Central Traffic Detectives, at (213) 833-3713 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 833-3746. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to (323) 846-6553 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.