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Pedestrian Killed by Forklift at County-USC Medical Center

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A male pedestrian died this afternoon around the corner from the LA County-USC Medical Center after a forklift ran over him at the old ambulance entrance of the hospital. Preliminary reports show that the operator was carrying a load of unknown contents and did not see the pedestrian, who was not part of the construction crew. As of 4:00 p.m., the man completely remained under the forklift, nearly two hours after the incident occurred, as the LAPD and Coroner investigated. "The driver was clearly shaken but not injured," LA Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said. It is unknown if the pedestrian or forklift were in the wrong place.