Silver Lake shoppers came to the assistance of a woman who was struck by a car as she crossed Sunset Boulevard at Hyperion Avenue on Monday afternoon, according to a witness. “I turned when I heard [the accident] and saw her in the air,” aid Franklin Hills resident Dianne Hitzel, who was shopping with her three-month-old son when the accident took place at about 2:30 p.m. “She was very injured and was not speaking or moving. Despite the rain, there were plenty of holiday shoppers who came to her aid immediately.”
The vehicle that struck her stopped at the scene, and an ambulance arrived soon after to transport the woman, Hitzel said. The Eastsider is checking with fire and police officials to get more details and the woman’s condition.
“Even though it was highly traumatic to have witnessed such a horrible event, it was comforting to watch as strangers from stores and other cars came running to do the right thing,” Hitzel said.