Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s South 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 52-year-old pedestrian.
On April 2, 2023, around 5:18 a.m., a driver in a Scion xB vehicle was traveling westbound on Pacific Coast Highway when it collided with a pedestrian walking northbound Pacific Coast Highway against a solid red light, in a marked crosswalk at the intersection of Wilmington Avenue. Immediately after the collision, the driver of the Scion xB stopped the vehicle and attempted to render aid to the pedestrian. Immediately after the first collision, an unknown vehicle was traveling westbound on Pacific Coast Highway and collided with the pedestrian who had already been lying on the roadway.
The second vehicle that collided with the pedestrian fled the scene and did not stop to render aid or identify themselves. The second vehicle is described as a possible dark color sedan.
The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the pedestrian dead at scene.
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 South Traffic Division,
Officer Cha or Detective Moreno at (323) 421-2500. 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.