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Friday, August 20, 2021

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Fatal Traffic Collision in Pacific Area NR21222wc

Update
Sept 7, 2021

**A video of the incident can be viewed below**

Venice: The Los Angeles Police Department's West Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying a felony hit and run suspect.

On Friday, August 20, 2021, around 3:05 a.m., a female bicyclist riding in circles in the middle of the intersection at Pacific Avenue and Rose Avenue was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on Pacific Avenue. The vehicle continued northbound on Pacific Avenue without stopping and identifying themselves or rendering aid as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported the bicyclist to a local area hospital where she passed away.

The hit and run vehicle was described as a black, large sized SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Suburban. It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor in this collision. The investigation is ongoing.

The identity of the pedestrian will not be released at this time pending notification to next of kin.

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 Officer R. Yoshioka, Serial No. 36027 with West Traffic Detectives at 213-473-0236 or West Traffic Detectives Desk at 213-473-0234. When calling please reference LAPD report number: 21-14-16923. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, 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.




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