Olympic: The Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision that killed a 22-year-old male.
On Saturday, March 5, 2022, around 2:30 a.m., a multi-vehicle traffic collision occurred at the intersection of Western Avenue and Olympic Boulevard. A blue Dodge Caravan was traveling northbound Western Avenue in the number one lane and collided with a male traveling eastbound on an E-Scooter. The impact caused the driver to be ejected from the scooter and collided with the roadway. An unknown vehicle traveling southbound Western Avenue collided with the driver of the scooter and dragged him approximately 60 feet south of the intersection where he came to rest in front of a bus stop. The unknown vehicle continued southbound Western Avenue, failing to stop, identify themselves or render aid.
The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the driver of the scooter dead at scene. At this time his name is being withheld pending notification until next-of-kin has been notified.
The driver of the Dodge Caravan was identified as a 39-year-old male from Los Angeles, who remained at scene after the collision. Alcohol or drugs were not a factor in the first collision.
The investigation is ongoing.
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.
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 West Traffic Division Detective Section at (213) 473-0234. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to West Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 473-0222 or 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 www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu. Tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.