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Two Separate Drivers Struck Pedestrian In Silver Lake And Left Him To Die

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A 45-year-old man was fatally struck by not one, but two hit-and-run drivers while crossing the street in Silver Lake on Thursday.

The victim, who has not been identified, was crossing the street on the 2200 block of Riverside Drive, right in front of Allesandro Elementary School around 10 p.m., the Eastsider reported. He was described as a white male wearing dark clothing. Detectives believe that after he was lying in the pavement after being struck by the first car, a second car ran over him and dragged him a short distance, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department Central Traffic Division. Both drivers took off and did not seek for help. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police found a side-view mirror on the street and believe it belongs to a black Kia or Hyundai with damage to the left side, NBC Los Angeles reported.

The street in front of the elementary school where the man was hit has four lanes of traffic going both ways, as well as a safety lane in-between. There isn't an immediate crosswalk in either direction of the school for at least 0.2 miles.

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There were no witnesses to the crash. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact CTD detectives at (213) 833-3713.