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Mayor's SUV Hits Pedestrian Downtown

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Mayor Eric Garcetti at a press conference in November 2013. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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The mayor's SUV hit a woman walking in downtown this afternoon, sending her to the hospital.

Firefighters transported the woman to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center with "non-life-threatening injuries," LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey told LAist. City News Service is reporting the woman was 60 years old.

The mayor's black SUV was headed eastbound on 2nd Street near Spring Street around 12:20 p.m. when the crash happened. Garcetti was a passenger and on the phone at the time of the crash, so he didn't witness anything, according to a release sent out from Mayor Eric Garcetti's office. LAPD was first on the scene, and the mayor stayed for questioning.

The crash happened right in front of the Los Angeles Times building:

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Garcetti released a statement saying, "I'm very concerned about her and wish her a speedy recovery. I look forward to speaking with her soon."