Hit-&-Run Collision Kills Teenager on a Bicycle
$50,000 Reward is Proposed
What: A news conference to announce a $50,000 reward motion in connection with a fatal hit- and-run traffic collision. Visuals will include a photo of the victim and video footage of the incident.
When: April 30, 2013
Who: Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian, District 2
Captain Brian Pratt, LAPD Valley Traffic Division Commanding Officer
Detective William Bustos, Valley Traffic Division Officer-in-Charge
Family members of victim
Why: To procure a reward that will help detectives find the driver responsible for killing 18-year- old David Alexander Granados.
On Sunday, March 24, at around 6:30 p.m., officers were summoned to the intersection of Oxnard Street and Bellaire Avenue in the Valley Glen area to investigate a traffic collision during which Granados was riding his bicycle southbound on the east side of Bellaire Avenue, crossing Oxnard Street.
Detectives learned that a driver heading west on Oxnard Street hit Granados without stopping to render aid as required by law, throwing him from his bike and causing severe injuries. Granados was then rushed to a local hospital where he died the next day.
So far, the investigation has revealed the suspect’s car may have been a 2000 to 2004 Mercedes Benz M-Class sport utility vehicle.
More Info: Anyone with more information about the incident may contact LAPD Valley Traffic Division detectives at (818) 644-8063. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls can be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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.