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News Release

Monday, December 7, 2020

Media Relations

Fatal Hit and Run in Rampart Area NR20310wc

Los Angeles: On Monday, December 7, 2020, around 6:35 a.m., a 29-year-old motorcyclist riding a 2003 Yamaha 600R, was killed following a hit and run traffic collision in Rampart Area. The collision occurred when the driver of a passenger van made an illegal U-turn directly in the path of the motorcyclist on Glendale Boulevard, just south of Reservoir Street. The driver of the van stopped briefly then fled southbound from the scene and failed to identify himself or render aid as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported the motorcyclist to a local hospital in critical condition. Despite lifesaving efforts, he succumbed to his injuries shortly after arrival. The motorcyclist's identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

Video surveillance cameras in the area captured the hit and run vehicle fleeing the scene. The vehicle is described as a late 1990's to early 2000 Chevy Astro van. The van is customized and red or maroon in color. There is no driver description at this time.

Drivers are reminded to drive at a safe speed and if you become involved in a collision, you should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify yourself.

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 is urged to contact Officer McGowan at (213) 486-0761, Central Traffic Detectives at (213) 833-3713 or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 833-3746. 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 L.A. 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.