Pedestrian Fatally Struck in Deadly Hit-and-Run Collision near Leadwell Street

WINNETKA, CA (February 4, 2022) – Monday evening, a male pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Winnetka Avenue.

Los Angeles Police Department responded to the scene at around 6:20 p.m., near John A. Sutter Middle School.

Furthermore, officers located the body of a pedestrian that was struck and killed by a vehicle. Due to the extent of his injuries, paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

According to a later report, one of the three drivers who hit the victim ended up returning to the scene.

Authorities later arrested the driver on charges of felony hit-and-run. Additionally, police are still searching for potentially two additional drivers involved in the incident.

The identity of the deceased man was withheld pending notification of next of kin. At this time, an investigation is still currently underway.

No further details regarding the crash are public at this time; however, more information will be provided once made available.


During this difficult time, the team at Sweet James would like to offer their sincere condolences to the friends and family of the deceased man.


The sudden loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident is an extremely difficult time for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they are here to provide you with unmatched legal representation during this trying time. They will fight to hold the responsible party accountable and help you receive compensation to pay for the high costs of the medical, funeral, and legal expenses. Call their office today at (800) 975-3435. Need help after hours? Reach out to them by online chat, email, or text message. Moreover, if you are a family member of any of the victims involved in this accident, click here to request a police report.

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