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El Sereno crash leaves pedestrian in critical condition

BY LUCY GUANUNA

El SERENO — A pedestrian remains in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle while crossing against a red light Thursday night.

The collision happened about a mile east of where a mother of four was killed early Wednesday morning during a hit-and-run on Huntington Drive.

But the most recent crash on Thursday night was not a hit-and-run, police said. The collision took place at about 9 pm at the intersection of Maycrest Avenue and Huntington Drive, said Sgt. Michael McComas with the LAPD Central Traffic Division. The pedestrian used the crosswalk to walk across Maycrest Avenue during a red light, police said. The vehicle was driving northbound on Huntington Drive when it struck the pedestrian.

The victim sustained multiple injuries and was transported to a hospital, where they remain in critical but stable condition. Mccomas had no information available about the the victim’s gender or age.

The driver remained at the scene where officers determined that the driver was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

In December, a 97-year-old man was killed at Huntington Drive and Monterey Road when he crossed the intersection despite a flashing “Do Not Walk” sign.

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