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89-year-old woman and her daughter killed by car in Leimert Park

A mother and daughter were killed Saturday in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles after a traffic collision hurled a Volkswagen Beetle onto the corner where they were standing, police said.
The Volkswagen was traveling north on Crenshaw Boulevard around 3:30 p.m. when it collided with a southbound Chevrolet pickup attempting to turn left onto Coliseum Street, said LAPD Sgt. Cy Feliciano.
An 89-year-old woman was pronounced dead shortly after being taken to a nearby hospital. Her daughter, believed to be in her 60s, died that night.
Neither driver had visible injuries, Feliciano said. The pickup driver received a traffic citation for failing to yield.

-- Alan Zarembo

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So sad , may God rest their souls....


Two people die and the driver who failed to yield gets a citation. Something is wrong here.

Traffic citation? That's it?

The driver caused the death of two innocent bystanders and only "received a traffic citation for failing to yield." Does anyone else find this shocking?

I'm sorry this driver should be held accountable for the death of two people!
Crenshaw Blvd is full of SUV and Truck drivers that hate being in back of you,
don't like giving the right of way, and drive way over the speed limit.
I see it everyday. I understand perfectly that when I see them coming, I let them have the road it sounds crazy but true. Please slow down!!

Yes. Something us very wrong. My son was caught driving one week prior to getting his DL. He got a misdemeanor and has to go to court. Wow! Can u believe it. I know he was wrong but maybe it's backwards.


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