Pedestrian Killed at Caldwell Street and Wilmington Avenue
COMPTON, Calif. (Dec. 19, 2018) – Justa Garcia Ramirez, 77, was struck and killed early Wednesday morning by a vehicle at a Compton intersection.
The accident took place about 5 a.m. at Caldwell Street and Wilmington Avenue, police said.
Unfortunately, Ramirez died at the scene of the pedestrian accident. Meanwhile, the driver who was responsible, stopped and was questioned by police about what happened.
Police blocked off the accident scene and redirected traffic to conduct their investigation.
Los Angeles Accident Investigation
At this time, it is unknown what led to this collision. Typically, pedestrians have the right-of-way, but at times may put themselves at danger by crossing outside of a marked or unmarked crosswalk. This does not mean they are necessarily at fault for a collision. Police will seek to find out how fast the driver was traveling, whether distractions were a factor or drugs and or alcohol.
It’s unknown at this time whether or not any criminal charges will be brought against the driver.
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