Man Dead after Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident on Lyric Avenue
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 11, 2019) – A man in his 70s died after suffering a medical emergency and being struck by a car on Thursday, February 7.
The man was crossing the intersection of Lyric Avenue and Street George Street near Marshall High School at about 8:10 a.m. when he grabbed his chest and appeared to suffer some kind of medical episode, witnesses said.
A vehicle making a left turn at a slow speed then hit the pedestrian, according to the police. The driver stopped and tried to help, along with a nurse and other witnesses. However, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver was very upset after the accident, but he did stop and cooperated with police, LAPD Officer Juan Mendoza said.
Police stated that it is not yet determined if the car drove into the victim, or whether the victim somehow collapsed and lunged into the vehicle while he was suffering his medical emergency. The L.A. County coroner will find out whether the crash, the medical episode or a combination of both is what caused the death of the victim.
The victim’s identity was not immediately released. The collision is still under investigation.
We send our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the victim. Wishing them strength and comfort as they grieve for their loss.
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