Paramedics and scene of the accident in Sun Valley. Courtesy of OnScene.TV
Paramedics and scene of the accident in Sun Valley. Courtesy of OnScene.TV

A tow truck driver was struck and killed in Sun Valley by a motorist who suffered a medical emergency.

The motorist, driving a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck northbound on Glenoaks Boulevard, hit the tow truck driver and his vehicle near Peoria Street while the tow truck driver was conducting a pickup, according to Detective Doug Larkin of the Los Angeles Police Department‘s Valley Traffic Bureau.

The driver of the pickup truck was not injured, Larkin said, and the tow truck driver died while being rushed to a hospital.

Police initially investigated the pickup truck driver for possibly driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but it turned out the motorist had suffered a medical emergency before the crash and was not cited or arrested, according to an officer at the Valley Traffic Division.

The incident took place Saturday about 2:15 a.m.

— City News Service

 

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