Articles Posted in Hit and Run Accidents

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The family of 68-year-old Maria “Carmen” Chavarria of La Mirada is asking for the public’s help to find the driver of the vehicle that struck and killed her the afternoon of Feb. 20 as she was walking home with her two grandchildren. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the driver, who witnesses say, was using a cell phone, struck the three pedestrians and fled the scene. Chavarria died at a hospital and her two grandchildren were injured. Continue reading →

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Officials in La Mirada are looking for a hit-and-run suspect after they say a Toyota Camry struck and killed a woman and injured her two grandchildren who were walking home from school the afternoon of Feb. 20. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the woman, who was identified as the children’s grandmother, died in a local hospital several hours after the incident. Police said the two children, a boy and a girl, are in stable condition. Continue reading →

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Angelina Calderon Pinedo, 21, was killed in a pedestrian accident in Redondo Beach, which officials say, involved a hit and run driver. According to a KTLA news report, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred the night of Jan. 26 in the 1600 block of Aviation Boulevard. Police say Pinedo was in a crosswalk when a vehicle hit her. The driver did not stop and continued traveling south on Aviation Boulevard. Investigators have described the vehicle as a black Audi SUV with the partial license plate number “7MB.” The vehicle has damage to its front windshield and hood, police said. Continue reading →

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Police are looking for information regarding a hit-and-run car accident in the Silver Lake area that left 57-year-old Christina Garcia dead. According to a KTLA news report, the crash occurred early morning on Jan. 16. When officials arrived, they found Garcia dead behind a trashcan. The crash that occurred in the 1800 block of Hyperion Avenue was captured on surveillance video, officials said. Firefighters who responded to the scene called LAPD investigators because they believed the way the victim’s body was positioned among the debris made it seem like it might have been moved. Continue reading →

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Police have released video footage and have reached out to the public for help in tracking down the driver of an SUV who struck and critically wounded a 35-year-old female tourist visiting Los Angeles from Colombia. According to a KTLA news report, the woman was hospitalized in critical condition after the crash, which occurred the night of Jan. 6. Officials released the surveillance video on Jan. 10 seeking the public’s help in identifying the hit-and-run driver. Continue reading →

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Glendale police are looking for a person of interest in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left 72-year-old Novar Ismailyan dead. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, officials say Ismailyan was on her way home after shopping at a nearby grocery store and was crossing the street near the intersection of Glenoaks Boulevard and Linden Avenue. Police say Ismailyan was almost on the other side when the collision occurred. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Continue reading →

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Jeffrey David Cook, 39, was killed in a hit and run car accident the night of Dec. 15. According to a news report on KTLA.com, Cook was walking in the 10200 block of Sunset Boulevard just east of Beverly Glen Boulevard when he was struck by an eastbound vehicle. The driver did not stop and drove away. The city is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver. Any witnesses or anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact LAPD a 1-877-527-3247. Continue reading →

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Jose Antonio Azpeitia, 48, was killed in a Costa Mesa car accident, which officials said, was caused by a hit-and-run driver who was under the influence. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the incident occurred the evening of Dec. 4 when a driver rammed into two cars on the southbound 55 Freeway just before Del Mar Road. Police say Azpeitia was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Continue reading →

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A 65-year-old man was fatally injured in a hit-and-run crash on Thanksgiving Day while he was crossing the street. According to a KTLA news report, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred the night of Nov. 22 on Vermont Avenue just north of 17th Place. The man was walking just outside of an unmarked crosswalk when he was fatally struck by a northbound black sedan. The driver failed to stop or render aid. The man was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. Anyone with information is asked to contact LAPD West Traffic Division investigators at 213-473-0234. Continue reading →

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Authorities are asking for the public’s help in their search for a hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a woman in the North Hills area of the San Fernando Valley. According to a KTLA news report, the crash occurred close to midnight on July 6 near the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Plummer Street as the victim was trying to cross the street. A black vehicle, possibly a BMW, was traveling south on Sepulveda and struck the woman sending her body under a parked car. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Continue reading →

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