LAPD Investigating Fatal Hit-And-Run Involving Scooter

October 31, 2023 ·

HOLLYWOOD HILLS—Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division are investigating a fatal hit-and-run involving a vehicle and an individual on a scooter on Sunday, October 29. The LAPD reported at 2:25 a.m., a black sedan, traveling northbound Western Avenue in the #1 lane, collided into a male riding a “Lime” scooter, crossing Western Avenue eastbound, north of Sierra Vista Avenue.

The rider was ejected from the “Lime” scooter and fell on the roadway. The black sedan fled northbound Western Avenue, without rendering aid to the victim.

The driver of a silver Lexus, traveling southbound Western Avenue in the #2 lane, and collided with the “Lime” scooter as well. The driver of the Lexus observed the male in the roadway, called 911, and remained at-scene.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and provided immediate medical attention to the victim. Paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital where he later died from injuries sustained. The victim’s identity is being withheld, pending next-of-kin notification.

The LAPD is reminding motorists to stop if involved in a traffic collision and notify emergency services and remain at the scene to identify themselves.

On April 15, 2015, the Los Angeles 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 that provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with details about this collision is asked to contact West Traffic Detectives at (213) 473-0234. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877- LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wanting to remain anonymous should call CrimeStoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may contact CrimeStoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.

By Trevor

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