YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

Pedestrian killed by hit-and-run driver in Hollywood

September 27, 2013|By Ari Bloomekatz

A pedestrian who may have stumbled into traffic early Friday morning was killed in a hit-and-run in Hollywood, police said. 

Someone driving eastbound on Santa Monica Boulevard near Highland Avenue struck the pedestrian about 3:10 a.m. and fled the scene, said Daniel Veliz of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Veliz said the pedestrian was standing on the sidewalk with a group of people near a bus stop and "according to some witnesses, possibly stumbled back onto the roadway and was struck by the vehicle."

Because a large crowd had gathered, Veliz said it was difficult for paramedics to treat the pedestrian on the scene. The pedestrian was pronounced dead in the ambulance, Veliz said.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's office said the person's identity has not yet been released.

Veliz said the investigation is ongoing.


71 iPads issued to students have gone missing, LAUSD says

Huge fire destroys Beverly Hills mansion, injures one firefighter

Fatal stabbing of Dodgers fan: Father of accused claims self-defense 

Twitter: @aribloomekatz | Facebook

Los Angeles Times Articles