Pedestrian struck and killed in hit-and-run crash
A man in his 50’s or 60’s was struck and killed while crossing the street by a driver in a white van who fled the scene at the intersection of Roscoe Boulevard and Ventura Canyon Avenue in Panorama City, Los Angeles on Tuesday morning, according to an ABC7 local news article.
As mentioned in the news report, the accident occurred at around 6:00 a.m. where officials stated a male pedestrian in his 50s or 60s was crossing the street before being struck by a white van.
As a result, paramedics arrived and concluded that the pedestrian died at the scene due to the violent impact from the crash, said officials. Additionally, authorities stated that the suspect driver behind the wheel inside the white van fled the scene until his vehicle became disabled near Woodman Avenue and Roscoe Boulevard, just one block away from the site of the collision.
Reportedly, LAPD officers as well as FBI authorities were working on an unrelated case nearby and witnessed the hit-and-run, and were thus able to render aid to the victim as well as chase down the suspect.
The suspect was questioned and subsequently placed in handcuffs and booked into custody, police said.
No names were released in the news report, pending the notification of next-of-kin.
Currently, this crash remains under investigation as authorities work to determine the exact cause and liable party in the crash.
Further details will be reported at a later time once the investigation has concluded.
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