Woman Killed by Hit and Run Driver NR17087dm

March 25, 2017

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division 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 collision that killed a 54-year-old woman.

On March 15, 2017, around 12:35 a.m., a pedestrian was standing in the southbound bicycle lane on Pacific Avenue, just north of 28th Street, outside of the crosswalk. A motorist, traveling southbound on Pacific Avenue, struck the pedestrian. The collision caused the pedestrian to collide with the roadway and sustain life threatening injuries. The motorist continued southbound on Pacific Avenue failing to stop, identify themselves or render aide. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where she died.

There is no description of the suspect or vehicle driven.

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 the LAPD South Traffic Division Detectives at (323) 421-2500. 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.