A 17-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles and later died at a hospital, authorities said Thursday.
The boy was in a crosswalk at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Newell Street, just west of the Golden State (5) Freeway, at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday when a 44-year-old woman driving a 2012 Toyota Camry southbound on Riverside Drive entered the intersection with what she said was a green light and collided with the pedestrian, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The boy landed on the hood of the car and was carried for approximately 100 feet before the vehicle came to a stop and the victim slid off the car’s hood and landed on the street, the police statement said.
The driver and her passengers attempted to help the victim and called 911. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and took the victim to a hospital, where he died from his injuries, police said.
The driver cooperated with the investigation and there was no indication she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said.
Anyone with information about this incident was asked to call Detective Campos at (213) 486-0755 or Officer Ko at (213) 486-0764 or LAPD Central Traffic Division detectives at (213) 833-3713.
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