Man, 35, Killed in Los Angeles Hit-and-Run Near Main Street and 70th Street
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 14, 2021) – A hit-and-run crash killed a pedestrian near Main Street and 70th Street in South Los Angeles.
According to the KTLA News and My News LA, the tragic accident occurred early Monday. Officers reported the collision at about 1:20 a.m. in the Florence neighborhood.
The incident happened on April 12 when a male pedestrian was standing in the southbound lanes of Main Street, just north of 71st in Los Angeles.
A light-colored 2-door car going south then struck the 35-year old man for an unknown reason. He ended up thrown into the air and landed on the northbound lanes of Main.
Police said the driver of the 2-door car did not stop following the crash and continued. A female motorist approached, stopped and exited her vehicle to help the victim.
She went back into her car after talking to the pedestrian and left the area. Moments later, a light-colored Toyota Prius stopped near the pedestrian lying in the middle of the roadway.
2 Drivers Hit Pedestrian, Flee Scene
The operator of the Toyota, apparently a taxi, checked on the victim. However, a dark-colored sedan traveling north on Main Street ran over the man and dragged him for about 60 feet.
Police affirmed that the driver of the dark colored sedan fled after hitting the person on the ground. The Prius took off soon after.
Firefighters along with the paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at the scene. His name has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin.
Police described the first hit-and-run vehicle with damage to the front, the hood and the windshield. The second car possibly sustained front-end damage upon impact.
The fatal crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information can call the LAPD at 213- 833-3713 or email them at [email protected].
Authorities also wish to speak to the other two motorists who witnessed the collision.
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