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Man wanders onto 10 Freeway, is struck by several cars and killed

A man who wandered onto the 10 Freeway near Crenshaw Boulevard early Monday was reportedly struck by several cars before a motorist pulled over and alerted authorities.

California Highway Patrol Officer Brent Leatherman said troopers were called about 3:41 a.m. to the westbound freeway, where the body of a man in his mid-30s was lying in the slow lane.

Witnesses told Leatherman that several cars struck the man but did not stop.

Leatherman said there were no suspects in the possible felony hit-and run. He said drivers should always stop if they have struck a pedestrian, even if it was an accident.

"One person ran over the body after the fact and called 911, which is what we want people to do,'' he said. "They won't get into trouble."

The man, who was not identified, was believed to have last lived at a rehabilitation center on 6th Street, Leatherman said. It wasn't known why he walked onto the freeway. An autopsy was pending.

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This is so sad. Recently something similar happened on the southbound 605 freeway near the 10 freeway intersection. It was a homeless man who was around 40 years old.

"Troopers"?

Why don't people stop? Who wants their life ruined because some useless drug addict wandered onto the highway?

"they won't get into trouble"...yeah, right

How do we give a human life no more concern than one gives a dog hit which has been hit by a vehicle?

This article reveals much more than a gruesome death. It reveals the content of our culture's values and virtues.

Do you wonder how or why this is possible? Have you ever really thought about all of the mean spirited commercials and movies today? They berate and destroy anything or anyone that would stand up for honor, virtue, or moral values. They would destroy any HERO.

Worst of all, most of today's commercials and movies make men appear weak and nothing more than a emasculated, dumb, and spineless loser.

"A man who wandered onto the 10 freeway..." Who just accidently wanders onto an active freeway without any purpose or direction? Seems to me this was deliberate and purposeful (albeit sad and probably a consequence of mental health issues).

What drug or drugs would make someone this totally out of that they would actually get onto a freeway? You'd think something this incapcitating would make one pass out first. Amazing.

Must be a zombie.

He didn't have the initials "CS" did he?

" He said drivers should always stop if they have struck a pedestrian, even if it was an accident"

even if it was an accident? i think if it was anything other than an accident the driver wouldn't be planning on stopping.

How cold and sick are people that they could "not see" a body , run it over, "not look back" ...and not call 911. :| my God, I'm so glad I left L.A County.


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