Man injured in Sherman Oaks hit-and-run dies at hospital

A 22-year-old Van Nuys man died Sunday, hours after being struck by a vehicle as he was getting into his car in Sherman Oaks.

A valet parking attendant on Ventura Boulevard near Kester Avenue had just opened the door of the victim’s Ford Focus when a silver Hyundai heading west hit the man, said Officer Greg Andrachick of the LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division.

The Hyundai then hit a car parked in front of the Focus and sped away, Andrachick said.

The victim was taken to a hospital, where he died Sunday evening.


Andrachick said police were still searching for the driver of the Hyundai. The victim has not been identified.


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