Pedestrian Hit At Dangerous Hollywood And Highland Intersection
A pedestrian was hit by a car at a Hollywood intersection early this morning. The victim was struck at about 5 a.m. this morning at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, CBS LA reports. Police say the woman driving the car continued to drive with the victim on her hood after the crash.
The victim was taken to the hospital for broken bones, but is expected to survive. The woman was arrested not far from the scene.
Hollywood and Highland is considered one of the most dangerous intersections for pedestrians in Los Angeles, and will be the first to receive a new design known as a 'scramble.' Scrambles work by providing moments where only pedestrians are allowed in the intersection. So, instead of pedestrians crossing the streets horizontally and vertically at opposite times, traffic stops on all four sides, while pedestrians cross diagonally. Then, vehicle and bike traffic will open up again.
Mayor Eric Garcetti previously mentioned he'd like to put scrambles at busy crosswalks near Metro stations, including Flower and 7th, and Aliso and Alameda.