In the early morning of Thursday, July 22nd, 2021, a man in his 80s was killed on Durfee Avenue when hit by a car. The accident took place at about 5:13 a.m. Reasons are unknown, but details include a pickup truck heading south.
Following the incident, the man was rushed to the USC Medical Center in LA County, where he was later pronounced dead as a result of his injuries.
The driver fully cooperated with officers at the scene and although no arrest has been made, the accident is still under investigation. Courtesy of the victim’s family, his name has not been disclosed.
The state of California is one of the top states with annual pedestrian deaths, it’s fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.
Tips for pedestrians:
- Always be aware of your surroundings
- Avoid distractions (use of headphones, cell phone)
- Obey traffic laws & signals
- Always use crosswalk