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Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Driver on Sidewalk


ambulance with emergency lights on

According to KTLA, a man walking along a sidewalk in Redondo Beach, California, died after being hit by an elderly woman who lost control of her car.

No Indication of DUI

The fatal accident occurred at the intersection of Francisca Avenue and South Torrance Boulevard. Police describe an elderly woman driving down Torrance Boulevard before losing control of her car and swerving into the sidewalk.

The woman struck a pedestrian, slammed into a wall, and flipped her car over onto its roof, reports KTLA. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. According to KTLA, the elderly woman received treatment at a local hospital. The extent of her injuries are unknown.

The crash remains under investigation, but police don’t believe alcohol or a medical issue caused the crash. According to KTLA, police say it is too early to say if the woman will face charges.

Pedestrian Traffic Crash Statistics

The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • In 2014, 4,884 pedestrians died and an estimated 65,000 injured in traffic crashes in the United States.
  • In 2014, pedestrians accounted for 15 percent of all traffic fatalities.
  • Seventy percent of the pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in 2014 were males.

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