Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Traffic Collision NR24122kt

April 15, 2024

Northridge: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division detectives are investigating a hit-and-run traffic collision that killed a female in her 30’s.

On April 15, 2024, around 2:55 a.m., a hit and run traffic collision was reported on Tampa Avenue and Business Center Drive in the city of Northridge. A pedestrian was pushing a shopping cart north on Tampa Avenue on the roadway, near the curb, when she was struck by a white van. The driver of the white van continued north on Tampa Avenue towards Nordhoff Street, failing to stop and identify themselves, or render aid as required by law.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the pedestrian deceased. Her name is being withheld pending identification and notification of next of kin by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

Motorists 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 a crosswalk and cross the street in a safe manner, as to not cause a hazard to other motorists legally on the roadway.

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 with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Detective Otrosina at (818) 644-8036 or Officer Santos at (818) 644-8024. 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 Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.