Elderly Pedestrian Killed In Highland Park

October 26, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

A man in his 70s was fatally injured by an SUV Tuesday while crossing a street in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles, and police arrested a man suspected of being the hit-and-run motorist.

The pedestrian, who was struck about 5:50 a.m. while in a crosswalk at Avenue 54 and York Boulevard, died at a hospital, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. His name was withheld, pending notification of his relatives.

Police believe the man was hit by a Chevrolet Trailblazer, and the investigation led detectives to a man, who was detained for questioning and later arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, police said. The suspect’s name was not immediately released.

Pedestrian Fatally Struck In Monterey Park

January 14, 2016 by · 2 Comments 

The coroner’s office Monday released the name of an 80-year-old man fatally struck by an SUV in Monterey Park and dragged for at least a block.

He was Kwailing Hong of Alhambra, said coroner’s Investigator Kristy McCracken.

Hong was struck by a black Kia Sedona about 4 p.m. last Thursday in the area of Hellman and Hathaway avenues, according to Alhambra and Monterey Park police. The Kia was southbound on Hathaway Avenue when it struck the man, who was crossing the street, Monterey Park police investigators said.

The driver was identified as 33-year-old Cecilia Morales de Toledo of Alhambra. The victim was dragged beneath her SUV to the 2400 block of South Wetherhead Drive before she came to a stop, police said.

Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene, Alhambra police Sgt. Jerry Johnson said

No other vehicles were involved in the accident, Monterey Park investigators said. Neither drugs nor alcohol were factors in the accident, which remained under investigation.

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