Wilshire: The Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division Detectives are requesting the public’s help in identifying the suspect involved in a fatal hit-and-run.
On November 14, 2023, around 10:00 p.m., two pedestrians were crossing the street eastbound on Arlington Avenue north of Venice Boulevard. When they reached the middle of the street, the suspect vehicle drove southbound on Arlington Avenue and struck both pedestrians. The suspect vehicle continued traveling southbound on Arlington Avenue towards Washington Boulevard without stopping. Upon impact, one pedestrian landed near the intersection of Venice Boulevard and Arlington Avenue. At which time, a second vehicle traveling northbound on Arlington Avenue struck the pedestrian. The second vehicle stopped and remained at scene until the police arrived, as required by law.
The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and provided immediate medical attention to the pedestrian. The pedestrian succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased 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.
The public is also reminded that as pedestrians, they should exercise caution when crossing streets, obey traffic lights, cross within marked crosswalks, and obey the rules of the road.
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 West Traffic Detectives at (213) 473-0234. 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. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.