1 Injured in Simi Valley Pedestrian Accident
SIMI VALLEY, CA (January 17, 2019) – A female pedestrian was struck and seriously injured by a vehicle in the Studio Movie Grill parking lot on January 14.
The Simi Valley Police Department revealed that the crash occurred about 6:15 p.m. in the Simi Valley Town Center at 1555 Simi Town Center Way.
The victim, who was believed to be in her 60s, was struck by a male driver of an SUV. The police said that the man was in his 50s.
Meanwhile, the woman was transported by an ambulance to a hospital.
Officials also reported that the SUV driver remained at the scene and has been cooperative with the investigation. Drugs or alcohol were ruled out as a factor in the collision.
Anyone who has information regarding the incident is urged to contact Senior Officer Van Fleet at 805-583-6182.
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