Mission Hills: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic detectives are investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision that killed a motorcyclist.
On October 22, 2023, around 12:45 a.m., a dark colored sedan traveling in a southwest direction on Chatsworth Drive failed to stop for a solid red light as it negotiated an eastbound turn onto Chatsworth Street and collided with a motorcycle traveling westbound Chatsworth Street. The dark colored sedan continued eastbound on Chatsworth Street without stopping to render aid or identify themself.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim, described as a male, White, approximately 40-45-years-old, to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The victim’s name is being withheld, pending next of kin notification.
Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a traffic collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe, notify emergency service, and remain at the scene as required by law.
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 who was in the area of Chatsworth Drive and Chatsworth Street on October 22 around 12:45 a.m., or has additional information about this incident, is urged to contact Valley Traffic Division Detective Ortega at (818) 644-8035 or Officer Freeman at (818) 644-8115. 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 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.