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News Release

Thursday, September 25, 2014

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North Hollywood:  Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the driver who struck a pedestrian in North Hollywood and then drove away from the scene.

On September 21, 2014, around 11:25 p.m., the driver of a black Jeep Cherokee struck a pedestrian at the intersection of Burbank Boulevard and Beck Avenue.  The impact forced the pedestrian into on-coming traffic, where he was struck a second time by a possible 1990’s light-colored 4 door car.  

The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where he died from the injuries sustained in the traffic collision.  The pedestrian has not been positively identified, but is a White male, approximately 31-years-old.  

The driver of the light-colored 4 door car fled the scene without identifying themself or rendering aid.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Larkin, Valley Traffic Detectives, at 818-644-8115 or Detective III Bustos at 818-644-8021. During non-business hours or weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS 800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most key pads) using a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters can also go to, click on “web tips” and follow the prompts.