San Fernando Valley, CA — On Sunday August 28th, 2011, at approximately 1:40 a.m., a 70-year-old male resident of Sun Valley was walking in the number two lane on Saticoy Street, just west of Atoll Avenue. Witnesses said a possible white, four door sedan, traveling westbound on Saticoy Street collided with the pedestrian.
The driver failed to stop and render aid or identify themselves as required by law. The vehicle was last seen northbound on Fulton Avenue from Saticoy Street. Los Angeles City Fire Department personnel responded and pronounced the man dead at scene. His name is being withheld until his family can be notified.
At about 10 am on Sunday, August 28, 21-year-old Alicia Carolina Benites of Tarzana brought herself to LAPD’s West Valley Community Police Station and turned herself in for the hit and run collision that killed a man. The vehicle Benites was driving matched the witness’s description and it was impounded as evidence. She was booked for Felony Hit and Run and is being held on $50,000 bail.
Bail Bonds set at $50,000 are normally handled by a bail bonds company. For Benites to work with a bail bonds company she will need to come up with $5,000 for the premium or fee that the company requires for putting up the $50,000 for her.
Her only other option is to put up the full bail in the form of cash or a cashier’s check. She would then have someone take the full $50,000 to the court where it will stay until her case is over.