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Sunday, May 10, 2020

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Winnetka: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the driver involved in a hit and run traffic collision that left a 36-year-old male with severe injuries.

On May 1, 2020, around 10:45 p.m., officers responded to a severe injury hit and run that occurred at Winnetka Avenue and Roscoe Boulevard. A motorcyclist was traveling southbound on Winnetka Ave passing Roscoe Blvd, when it collided with a gray jeep Cherokee, which was making a left turn from northbound Winnetka Ave into westbound Roscoe Blvd. After the collision, the driver of the Jeep Cherokee stopped the vehicle momentarily.
The driver then fled the scene failing to render aid and exchange information as required by law. The motorcyclist was injured as the result of this collision.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital in stable condition.

Light Gray/Silver 2014-2017, Jeep Cherokee

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 $25,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

If anyone has information regarding the vehicle and the driver, please contact Detective Benjamin Sadeh, Valley Traffic Detectives at (818) 644-8029, or e-mail at 39663@LAPD.Online. 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 Tipsters may also visit 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.