Juvenile Severely Injured in Hit-and-Run Traffic Collision NR21117jc

April 23, 2021

Los Feliz: Detectives from the
Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division are
seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect or
suspects responsible for the hit-and-run traffic collision that
severely injured a 15-year-old pedestrian.

On April 21, 2021, around 11:25 p.m., a white van was traveling
eastbound on Prospect Avenue at Talmadge Street and collided into a
pedestrian that was crossing southbound on Prospect Avenue. The
impact caused the pedestrian to be catapulted into the air. The
driver of the van fled eastbound on Prospect Avenue without
stopping, identifying themselves, or attempting to render aid to
the victim as required by law.

Paramedics from the Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to
the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital with
severe injuries. The victim is in stable condition.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a white full-size cargo van
with dark horizontal molding just above the tires, along the
driver-side and passenger-side of the vehicle. The van is likely
to have damage on the front end and the hood.


***Actual Suspect Vehicle***

Video Can Be Viewed at
https://twitter.com/LAPDCTD24/status/1385742150265044998

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 $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.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact
Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 833-3713 or email at
32010@lapd.online. 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.