The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking witnesses to a hit-and-run collision on Feb. 26 that claimed the life of a 31-year-old male pedestrian crossing Venice Boulevard just east of Robertson Boulevard, south of Beverly Hills.
Detectives with the LAPD’s West Traffic Division said the victim, whose name was not released pending notification of next of kin, was struck by a westbound vehicle around 1:17 a.m. while crossing Venice Boulevard outside of a marked crosswalk. The vehicle failed to stop at the scene and fled in an unknown direction. No vehicle information is available, police said. The investigation is ongoing.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and treated the pedestrian, who died later the same day at a hospital.
Drivers are reminded that they must pull over and stop, notify emergency services and remain at the scene to identify themselves if they are involved in a collision. Rewards of up to $50,000 are available for information leading to an arrest and conviction in hit-and-run cases.
Anyone with information is urged to call West Traffic Detectives at (213)473-0234. During weekends and off-hours, call the LAPD’s hotline at (877)LAPD247.
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