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Soon Kim Hit-and-Run South Los Angeles Ellendale Place Adams Boulevard

Soon Kim Hit-and-Run South Los Angeles Ellendale Place Adams Boulevard

Soon Kim, 91, Killed in South Los Angeles Hit-and-Run Near Ellendale and Adams

SOUTH LOS ANGELES, CA (August 3, 2021) – Soon Kim was killed after a hit-and-run crash near Ellendale Place and Adams Boulevard in South Los Angeles.

Family members identified the 91-year-old woman as the victim of the fatal collision which occurred on Monday morning.

The incident happened when Soon Kim was walking across an alley using a walker on Ellendale Place in South Los Angeles. At the same time, a vehicle was heading west in the alley near the USC.

Police said for an unknown reason, the car backed up unsafely and struck her. Its female driver hit the elderly pedestrian, just south of Adams Boulevard.

Pedestrian Hit by Car Near USC

Firefighters along with the paramedics arrived at the scene and then found the victim left lying on the ground. Soon Kim sustained major injuries as a result of the South Los Angeles crash.

Medical personnel rushed her to a hospital, where she died. KTLA News and CBS Los Angeles wrote that the accident took place on August 2 at about 7 a.m. in the University Park neighborhood.

Meanwhile, police affirmed that the woman driving the vehicle moved out of the road, exited and stayed for a time. She went back in and soon fled the area.

Officers described the car as pickup truck carrying a load. Authorities forced the intersection of Ellendale Place and Adams Boulevard to shut down following the collision.

The South Los Angeles hit-and-run crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information can call LAPD at 323-421-2500.


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