Holocaust Survivor Gennady Bolotsky Dead after Valley Village Hit-and-Run Collision
VALLEY VILLAGE, CA (June 21, 2019) – Gennady Bolotsky, of Valley Village, died after a pickup truck run him over on Monday, June 17.
The accident happened at around 5:35 a.m. near the intersection of Magnolia Boulevard and Wilkinson Avenue.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the driver traveled east on Magnolia when he or she crashed into Bolotsky. The pedestrian was walking north on Wilkinson inside a marked crosswalk.
The motorist then fled from the scene without helping the pedestrian.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the victim to a hospital, where he later died.
Bolotsky’s granddaughter told local a news source that he was a Holocaust survivor. He also had just celebrated his 91st birthday earlier this month.
Graphic surveillance video provided by Bolotsky’s family displayed a pickup slam into the elderly man in the crosswalk. The truck then pauses briefly before proceeding to drive over Bolotsky’s body as it drove away.
Another man who crossed the street simultaneously at Magnolia witnessed the entire thing. However, he failed to stop and help, the footage shows.
Officials described the involved vehicle as a white pickup truck. It has a white camper shell and a cargo carrier on the back.
Police offered a $50,000 reward for information about the hit-and-run accident. Any person with information about the crash can call 818-644-8029 or 818-644-8032.
We at Sweet Law Group offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Gennady Bolotsky.
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