Five pedestrians injured in Highland Park collision

Five pedestrians – including three children and a grandmother – were injured this morning after being struck by a vehicle near Yorkdale Elementary, according to preliminary reports from the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The 52-year-old grandmother was in critical condition following the collision that took place after 8 a.m. in the 900 block of Avenue 52. Three children suffered minor injuries as did a 32-year-old woman. The driver was not injured.

No further details were available.

* Update: NBC4 reports the 87-year-old driver said he could not hit the brake pedal because his foot got stuck.


  1. slow down, people. I know you’re all super important and have places to go and things to do, but slow down a bit.. please.. and try not to kill us peons.

  2. It may not be a factor in this sad incident, but drivers run stop signs all the time in HLP and Eagle Rock.
    Dangerous. How about having the LAPD start writing some old fashioned traffic tickets? The city seems to love parking tickets, but parked cars aren’t endangering the lives of pedestrians.

  3. Sounds like we need to revisit the drivers “driving” ability. Some people just shouldn’t have a license.

  4. what’s an 87 year old doing behind the wheel? get off the road gramps.

  5. TWO of the three children suffered minor injuries because the 32-year old woman, mother of one and aunt of the other, saw the car coming towards them at un unacceptable speed through the crosswalk, and was able to push her son and niece out of the way. Unfortunately, she could not save her own mother (52) or daughter (10), who were walking behind her, and both were dragged under the car about 40 feet before the driver actually hit the brakes! The grandmother died a few days after and little Marina is fighting for her life. Unfortunately, the grandmother was the breadwinner of this family. Fundraising activities are in the works to help this family.

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