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LAPD - Valley Traffic Division
Thursday May 19th, 2011 :: 06:10 a.m. PDT


50-year old West Hills resident gravely injured in traffic collision.

The Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Traffic Detectives are investigating a serious traffic collision, occurring on Wednesday, May 18th at 9:38 pm, at Victory Boulevard and Platt Avenue.

21 -year old West Hills resident, Anais Garcia was negotiating a left turn from eastbound Victory Boulevard to northbound Platt Avenue in her 2002 Cadillac Escalade when she struck and seriously injured, 50-year old pedestrian, Adriana Buckelew. Buckelew was in the marked crosswalk crossing eastbound when she was stuck. Buckelew was transported by the Los Angeles City Fire Department to a local hospital where she remains in grave condition.

Anyone who may have witnessed the traffic collision is being asked to contact
Police Officer 3+1 R. Talley, Valley Traffic Division Detectives, at (818) 644-8116. 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 Crimestoppers 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 click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.

The investigation is being conducted by Valley Traffic Detectives.

P-3+1 R. Talley, Serial No. 36515
Valley Traffic Division Detectives
(818) 644-8116


D-3 W. Bustos, Serial No. 25029
Officer In Charge, Valley Traffic Division Detectives
(818) 644-8021

LAPD - Valley Traffic Division
7870 Nollan Pl
Los Angeles, CA 91402

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 818-644-8000

Rhiannon Talley
Valley Traffic Detectives

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