In Los Angeles, like other metropolis around the world, death rates and injuries of road accidents are exceedingly high. In vehicular accidents, pedestrians are front liners since they are the most vulnerable in roadways.
Three hours after New Year that early morning of Tuesday, a male pedestrian was run over by a car that was running along the Pacific Coast Highway. The 23-years-old man died at the scene and police learned he was walking home from a party.
Officer Virgil Castor said that shortly before 3 o’clock in the morning, the victim walking along Pacific Coast Highway south lanes in the vicinity of Temescal Canyon Road was hit by a car.
Castor stated that the man appeared to be intoxicated as he wondered out into the roadway into the path of the white sedan. The man probably came from a party as he had on a wristband.
The operator of the car had no license and he was on his way home from work. The police said that alcohol was not a factor in the accident. The driver stayed at the scene and was send home after answering questions from the police.
Witnesses saw the mishap and reported to the police who were investigating an accident which happened nearby. Due to the incident, two lanes of the roadway on Pacific Coast Highway were closed but it was reopened before 6:00 o’clock in the morning.
Pending notification of kin, the identity of the fatality was released.
January 02 – Another fatal car accident occurred in Sepulveda Pass when a reporter snapping pictures of the white Ferrari of 18-year-old celebrity Justin Beiber was hit and killed during a traffic stop by an approaching vehicle. Another reporter said that the Canadian singer was not in the car, which was being driven by his friend.
The reporter was fatally hit by a car just after he took pictures of the white Ferrari during a traffic stop in the evening of New Year’s Day. It happened right after a CHP officer halted the Ferrari for over speeding near Getty Center’s .405 Freeway. Fortunately the celebrity was not in the vehicle as it was operated by one of his friends.
The reporter parked his SUV along Sepulveda Boulevard and crossed the street to get a closer photo of the Ferrari. An officer of CHP asked the paparazzi to get out of the way as the condition was not safe. The reporter was on his way back to his car when he was hit by an oncoming SUV. He was declared dead at a local hospital.
Los Angeles Police Department officials are investigating the reporter’s death but the driver of the SUV was not found to be at fault as he stopped at the scene.
This incident is another illustration of the risks paparazzi takes in their efforts to pursue celebrities. Current law no longer allows paparazzi to take photographs of celebrities and public figures. However, this has in no way discouraged or prevented these reporters from getting exclusive news.
It was not even a week after New Year’s Day when Sheriff’s Deputies from Santa Clarita Valley along with the County Fire Department of Los Angeles, arrived at the scene of another accident. A traffic collision occurred at approximately 8:45 o’clock in the morning.
According to police report, a vehicle, coming from Old Ridge Drive, was negotiating a westward turn onto Via Princessa when it hit a pedestrian in the crosswalk. The victim was at the northward side of the street and was about to cross Via Princessa going south.
The 59 year-old male victim was immediately delivered to a local hospital and was listed in life threatening condition.
The operator of the vehicle was also taken to a local area hospital to provide a blood sample. However, police ruled out alcohol and drugs as factors.
Santa Clarita Valley Station Traffic Office is currently investigating the accident and they are requesting witnesses to provide them additional information by contacting by Detective Travis Kelly (661) 255-1121.
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Source: L A Times Blogs (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/01/pedestrian-struck-and-killed-on-pacific-coast-highway.html)
Source: PRWeb. Com (http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/1/prweb10286066.htm)
Source: SCV News Com (http://scvnews.com/2013/01/07/man-59-hit-by-car-in-circle-j/)