Tarzana: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision that killed a male pedestrian.
On November 19, 2022, around 11:40 p.m., a driver in a Nissan vehicle was traveling westbound Friar Street, made a left turn onto southbound Belmar Avenue, when it collided with a pedestrian on the roadway. The driver of the Nissan vehicle continued southbound without stopping, identifying themselves or attempted to render aid to the pedestrian who sustained severe injuries due to being hit by the vehicle.
The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and provided medical attention to the pedestrian. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries. The pedestrian was as a male White in his mid 30’s. His identity is being withheld pending notification until next of kin has been notified by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
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 $50,000 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 Valley Traffic Division Detective Barragan at (818) 644-8028 or Officer Freeman at (818) 644-8115. 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.