April 26, 2023
West Traffic Division: The six-year-old female victim that was transported with life-threatening injuries remains in critical but stable condition. At this time, based upon the totality of the circumstances, this appears to be a tragic accident that possibly resulted from a medical emergency.
Investigation into this cause is ongoing, however, and will include the examination of additional evidence such as remaining video, canvass for additional witnesses, and a forensic examination of the involved vehicle. The driver has been positively identified and remains out of custody at this time, but as the investigation proceeds there is a potential that charges may be filed at a later date.
April 25, 2023
Mid-Wilshire: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division are investigating a traffic collision that left a mother deceased and her 6-year-old daughter critically injured.
On April 25, 2023, around 8 a.m., officers responded to a fatal traffic collision near the intersection of Ogden Drive and Colgate Avenue. When the officers’ arrived they learned two pedestrians in the crosswalk were struck by a white pickup truck that was traveling south on Ogden Drive as they walked in the intersection. The victims were described as a female in her 30’s and a 6-year-old girl. The truck continued south and crashed into an apartment building.
The 30-year-old female, believed to be the mother of the 6-year-old girl, was pronounced deceased at scene. The 6-year-old was transported to a local hospital and is in critical condition. The two victims were on their way to Hancock Park Elementary school, where the 6-year-old attends.
The driver, a male in his mid-30s, was also transported to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition. The driver is detained at the hospital pending further investigation. Detectives are in the process of interviewing witnesses and canvassing for any video evidence. Unsafe Speed was a factor in this crash. Alcohol and/or drugs are possibly a factor in this collision. The investigation is on-going in this tragic incident.
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.
Anyone with information may contact West Traffic Detectives at (213) 473-0234. During non-business hours or on weekend calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Those 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.