October 12, 2023
The victim is in a coma and in critical condition
Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division are investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision that killed a man.
On October 11, 2023 around 12:50 a.m., a felony hit-and-run occurred at the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Flower Street in Los Angeles. The 38-year-old victim, identified as Daniel Pineda Jr., was crossing Flower Street from west to east when the suspect’s vehicle, only described as a black Mercedes-Benz sedan, struck Daniel Pineda Jr. causing severe injuries. The driver of the suspect vehicle continued driving southbound on Flower Street without stopping, identifying themselves, or rendering aid as required by law.
Paramedics with the Los Angeles Fire Department transported Daniel Pineda Jr. to a local hospital where he remains in a coma and in critical condition.
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.
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 South Traffic Division Detective Chavarria at 213-924-3621 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.