Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

Video: Pedestrian Fatally Struck by 2 Hit-and-Run Drivers

crimescenetape2a.jpg
Stories like these are only possible with your help!
Your donation today keeps LAist independent, ready to meet the needs of our city, and paywall free. Thank you for your partnership, we can't do this without you.

A pedestrian crossing the street in South Los Angeles was struck by a hit-and-run driver, and was struck a second time when he was lying in the roadway. The victim, a 66-year-old male, was dragged nearly 200 feet beneath the second vehicle, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Surveillance video of the accident scene at Central Avenue near 42nd Place shows the victim walking just outside the crosswalk and being struck by the first vehicle, described by authorities as a silver Pontiac Grand AM with chrome rims. Bystanders can be seen rushing to the man's aid.

A few minutes later, a green Chevrolet Suburban with tinted windows driven by a suspect thought to be a Hispanic male in his 20s struck the victim, who was killed.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run drivers and the fatal incident is asked to contact the LAPD.

Support for LAist comes from