Pedestrian Injured in Felony Hit-and-Run Traffic Collision NR24102jc

March 21, 2024

Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) West Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver involved in a felony hit-and-run traffic collision.

On January 9, 2024, at 7:30 p.m., a black or dark gray Ford F-150 traveling westbound on Santa Monica Boulevard, crashed into a pedestrian that was crossing within the crosswalk from the south curb of Santa Monica Boulevard, west of St. Andrews Place. The Ford F-150 continued westbound Santa Monica Boulevard to northbound Wilton Place, fleeing the scene without identifying themselves or rendering aid to the pedestrian as required by law.

The Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital for medical treatment. The victim is a 44-year-old Los Angeles area resident and is currently recovering from severe injuries to their face, torso, and legs. The investigation is ongoing.


Video of the suspect vehicle fleeing the scene can be viewed at West Traffic Division’s X/Twitter account(@LAPDWestTraffic) and their Instagram account (@lapd.wtd)

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.

Pedestrians are reminded to use caution when crossing the street and to always look both ways before proceeding as vehicles may or may not see people crossing the street, especially in hours of darkness.

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 that 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 West Traffic Division Detective Section at 213-473-0234. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS 800-222-8477) or go directly to Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.