A Recreation and Parks Department employee was left in critical condition Monday after he was hit by a car near the Silver Lake dog park. An earlier story based on information from officers at the scene said the victim had died from his injuries. But that was not the case, Detective Michael Kaden with the Central Traffic Bureau said this morning. Kaden, who checked on the victim’s condition late Monday afternoon, said the man was alive but in critical condition.
The Recreation and Parks worker was hit on Silver Lake Boulevard near Fanning Street at about 8:20 a.m. on Monday after he got out of his city truck and walked mid-block across Silver Lake Boulevard in the direction of the dog park. The driver of the car, who was traveling northbound at about 25 miles per hour, said he did not see the man because the sun obscured his vision, Kaden said.
* Update: Detective Kaden said the victim was pronounced dead at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24.