1 Dead in Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 11, 2020) – A pedestrian accident on Tuesday morning killed a 12-year-old boy on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
The collision happened at about 7:30 a.m. while 12-year-old Abraham Trejo was on his way to school.
The crash scene was in the 100 block of East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, down the street from the Accelerated Schools.
According to Los Angeles Police Department Detective Moses Castillo, an SUV made a left turn and struck Trejo. Both of them had green lights.
Meanwhile, a witness administered CPR to the victim. However, Abraham Trejo succumbed to his injuries despite the efforts and immediate response by the LAFD firefighters and paramedics. Officials also revealed that Trejo went under cardiac arrest.
The Badge of Heart initiated a GoFundMe account to aid the child’s family for the funeral and other expenses.
Meanwhile, the 43-year-old female driver remained at the crash scene and attempted to aid the victim.
“We’re grateful that the driver actually stopped and did what they’re supposed to do, is render aid and call 911,” Castillo added.
The authorities are trying to determine whether it was distracted driving or impairment that led to the crash. However, it’s still unclear whether the inclement weather was a factor.
The LAFD also warned motorists of traffic delays “for an extended duration” at the time the investigation on the scene was underway.
Our sympathies are with the grieving family of Abraham Trejo.
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