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LAPD - Valley Traffic Division
Thursday May 19th, 2011 :: 01:51 p.m. PDT


71 year old bicyclist fatally struck by hit and run vehicle in Canoga Park

On Saturday, May, 14 2011 at approximately 1215 pm, a vehicle described as a small black 4 door sports utility type vehicle was traveling eastbound on Sherman Way. The vehicle negotiated a right turn onto Canoga Avenue where it struck a bicyclist that was traveling eastbound on the south crosswalk of Sherman Way. The impact caused the bicyclist to collide with the ground. The driver left the scene failing to render aid and exchange information as required by law. The bicyclist sustained severe injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he died two days later as a result of his injuries.

The bicyclist was identified as 71 year old Eduardo Perez a resident of Canoga Park. The hit and run driver and vehicle remain outstanding.

Anyone who may have witnessed the traffic collision is being asked to contact LAPD Valley Traffic Division Officer Martinez at (818) 644-8032, or Detective I Krajchir at (818) 644-8034. During non-business hours or weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may 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 key pads) using a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters can also go to, click on “web tips” and follow the prompts.

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

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

Danny Martinez
Valley Traffic Detectives

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