Person Killed in Traffic Crash in Westlake Area
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (July 18)– A homeless man sleeping on the sidewalk died Wednesday afternoon when he was struck by a Porsche in the 400 block of North Coronado Avenue in the Westlake area.
About 1:20 p.m., police say the driver in a red Porsche 911 was speeding northbound on Coronado Avenue when it struck a black Honda Accord or Civic and then a parked van. The impact pushed the Porsche up onto the sidewalk where it struck the victim.
The victim, who has not been identified, died at the scene. The location of the collision is just south of the Hollywood (101) Freeway and east of Rampart
Traffic Accident Investigation
At this time, it appears that speed may have played a major factor in the cause of this crash. The driver in the Porsche told authorities there was a mechanical problem that caused the crash. This is under investigation right now, but so far there are no arrests or citations.
We extend our prayers and condolences to the family of the man who died at this difficult time.
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