Severe Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR18265ml

October 15, 2018

October 18, 2018 NR18265ti

UPDATEThe suspect
vehicle is described as a possible 1996 to early 2000, silver
Toyota, 4 Runner.

Encino: The Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic
Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing
any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of
the suspect involved in a hit and run, leaving a pedestrian in
critical condition.

On October 13th, 2018 around 11:50 p.m., a pedestrian was crossing
the street southbound within a controlled marked crosswalk on
Ventura Boulevard east of Louise Ave, when she was struck by a
vehicle traveling eastbound Ventura Boulevard.

The hit and run vehicle was described by witnesses as a possible
silver, 1996 to early 2000, Toyota, 4-Runner.

The hit and run driver did not stop or render aid to the pedestrian
as required by law.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and
transported the female victim to a local hospital in critical

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

The victim has been identified as a 30-year-old female from
Woodland Hills, CA.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact
Valley Traffic Detective Lisset Fuentes at 818-644-8021 or
Detective Dan Menesez at 818-644-8028. 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 Tipsters may also visit, 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.