49-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck in Hit-and-Run Collision on Victory Boulevard

VAN NUYS, CA (March 3, 2022) – A hit-and-run on Sepulveda Boulevard claimed the life of a homeless man Enrique Aponte Sunday morning.

For reasons unknown, Aponte was walking on Sepulveda Boulevard outside of a marked crosswalk around 4:10 a.m., just north of Victory Boulevard.

There, the pedestrian was struck by a passing southbound vehicle. Paramedics arrived and pronounced the 49-year-old male pedestrian dead at the scene.

As per the initial investigation, a Jeep Wrangler momentarily pulled over near the scene before driving away from the area.

At this time, officers are still locating the driver of the Wrangler for further questioning about witnessing the accident.

Police do not currently have a description of the suspect vehicle. At this time, an active investigation is still underway.


During this difficult time, the team at Sweet James offers their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Enrique Aponte.


Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident leaves a lasting impact on those left behind. Reach out to Sweet James today. Let their experienced attorneys and professional legal team help you during this trying time. They have 20 years of experience in the field, and have helped families and individuals win their personal injury, and wrongful death cases. They will fight by your side to achieve justice and maximum compensation. Call their office today at (800) 975-3435 to arrange a free strategy session. Their legal team is also available via email, online chat, and text message. If you are a family member of the victim involved in this accident, they may be able to help you obtain the police report. To request a police report, click here.

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