[04-26-2024] Los Angeles County, CA – One Person Killed, Another Injured Following Hit-And-Run Collision in Van Nuys

Published April 29, 2024

[04-26-2024] One Person Killed, Another Injured Following Hit-And-Run Collision in Van NuysOne person was killed while another was injured following a hit-and-run collision in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, on Friday afternoon, April 26, 2024.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the fatal crash happened at around 2:05 p.m. on the 6900 block of Sepulveda Boulevard.

LAPD stated that the suspect vehicle struck two pedestrians along the roadway before fleeing the scene. One of the victims reportedly died at the scene, while the other was transported to a local hospital. The surviving victim’s current condition and extent of injuries were not available at this time.

There is still no official description of the suspect vehicle. However, authorities believe that it was a truck.

No additional information was immediately available, and the LAPD is still looking into the possible causes or factors leading up to the crash.

Potential witnesses are urged to contact the authorities.

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.
  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.
  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.
  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.
  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.
  • Seek immediate medical attention.
  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

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