Elderly Pedestrian Struck Twice in Fatal Partial Hit-and Run
90-year-old Jingyu Park was struck by two vehicles, including one that fled the scene, as he attempted to traverse the intersection of Valley View Avenue and Adoree Street, in the city of La Mirada. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department say the elderly pedestrian was using an unmarked crosswalk shortly before six o'clock this morning when he was hit by a silver Honda Accord. However, Park was the victim of a second accident, this time a hit-and-run.
As the driver of the Accord was turning around to return to the scene, a second vehicle, a blue Toyota Camry, "failed to see the pedestrian laying in the roadway and struck the pedestrian a second time," describe the LASD.
The driver of the Camry dragged Park for about 250 feet, when Park became dislodged. The vehicle then continued northbound on Valley View Avenue and turned left onto westbound Imperial Highway, and has not identified his or herself. The LASD believe the Camry has "moderate damage to the front bumper/grill area of the vehicle."
Information about which of the collisions was fatal has not been made available, nor has information about the driver of the Accord. Just this Monday, another elderly pedestrian, Berna Martinez, was struck by a vehicle and dragged along the road in Tustin. In that case, the driver, an elderly woman, did not know she had hit someone and continued driving until she was stopped by a witness.