HIGHLAND PARK — A 60-year-old man was killed Saturday night when he was struck by a car as he was walking across Figueroa Street, police said. It was the second fatal traffic collision of the day in Highland Park.
The victim, described as a male Black, was walking eastbound across Figueroa at about 8 pm when he was struck by a Kia Optima traveling northbound on Figueroa as it approached Myosotis Street, according to the LAPD Central Traffic Division.
“The driver of the KIA stopped after the collision and attempted to render aid,” said a police statement. “Los Angeles Fire Department Station 12 responded to the scene, however, the pedestrian did not respond to life saving efforts and succumbed to his injuries.”
The identity of the victim hasn’t been released pending notification of next of kin.
A few hours before, a motorcyclist was killed a few blocks away in collision with an automobile at York Boulevard and Mesa Avenue.
Anyone with information about the Figueroa crash is asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 833-3713 or Detective Campos at (213) 486-0755 or Officer Mendoza at (213) 486-0756 or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 388-3746. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-527-3247. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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