Pedestrian killed in Boyle Heights crash


BOYLE HEIGHTS — A traffic collision this morning left a 50-year-old pedestrian dead as he was crossing the street.

The victim was crossing Olympic Boulevard near Orme Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound on Olympic at about 6 a.m., said Officer Irma Mota with LAPD’s Media Relations.

The driver remained at the scene to help the victim. The victim was then transported to a hospital where he died of his injuries, said Mota.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending family notification.

Lucy Guanuna is a freelance reporter who has covered a variety of issues, including business, education and social justice movements in her native Los Angeles. Her work has been published in the Daily Sundial, L.A. Activist, and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

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  1. Drive through here every morning for the last 14 years heading to downtown. The amount of pedestrians prepping to cross the street sometimes with a child in tow is frighting. Especially with some of these drivers driving with out regard to anyone else but themselves. My condolences to the family, glad the driver stayed to assist.

    • Another example of the perceived convenience taking precedence over public safety. The only signalized crossings across Olympic are at Soto and Grande Vista which is over .5 miles between each other. People keep dying but with the windows up, the A/C on and the music blasted its hard to notice.

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