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.

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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.