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80-year-old pedestrian fatally struck crossing Glendale street

September 16, 2010 |  8:19 am

A Glendale police officer walks past a woman who allegedly hit an 80-year-old man who was walking north on Columbus Avenue, across California Avenue, at 6:37 P.M. on Wednesday.An 80-year-old man was fatally struck by a motorist Wednesday evening in a crosswalk at Columbus and California avenues in south Glendale, police said.

The man, whose name was not immediately released, was taken to a Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Glendale Lt. Brian Cohen said.

The motorist was headed west on California Avenue about 6:37 p.m. when she hit the man, who had been heading north on Columbus Avenue, Cohen said.

The woman, whose identity police did not release Wednesday night, struck the man with the right side of her compact sedan, cracking its windshield.

 


After being thrown from the car, the man landed on the pavement and was taken to the hospital, Cohen said.

The woman stopped and remained at the scene after the collision. Residents said the motorist was crying and appeared to be in shock.

Read the full story here.

--Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

Photo: A Glendale police officer walks past a woman who allegedly hit an 80-year-old man who was walking north on Columbus Avenue, across California Avenue, at 6:37 p.m. on Wednesday. Credit: Times Community News

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