Police Seek Help in Finding Hit-and-Run Driver

The accident happened on Saturday, Aug. 18 in Van Nuys.

On Saturday, August 18, at approximately 10:50 p.m., a severe hit and run traffic collision occurred between a vehicle and a pedestrian. Erin Picard, 34 years old and a resident of Van Nuys, was walking across Victory Boulevard, east of Columbus Avenue, when she was hit by a car. Erin suffered a broken leg, among other injuries. The suspect fled the scene without identifying him/herself, and rendering aide as required by law. 

Although there is no suspect description, the suspect’s car left a passenger side view mirror at scene. The suspect’s vehicle was described as small, black Honda. There is no license plate description. The public is encouraged to look for a similar type car missing their passenger side view mirror. 

The investigation is continuing and Valley Traffic Detectives are searching for additional witnesses that may have observed the collision. 

If further information is needed, please contact Police Officer 3+1 D. Larkin, Valley Traffic Division Detectives, at (818) 644-8036 or (818) 644-8020.

During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimstoppers by texting to phone number 274637(C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org click on “webtips” and follow the prompts. 


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