Hit and Run Fatality - Auto vs. Pedestrian
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 26, 2011
Contact: Richard Lewis, Sergeant
|On October 26, 2011, at 5:52 a.m., the Santa Monica Police Department responded to the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard regarding a hit and run traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the suspect vehicle was travelling southbound in the #1 lane of Lincoln Boulevard at Santa Monica Boulevard. The pedestrian, a white male, 65-70 years of age, was walking east across Lincoln Boulevard in the south crosswalk of Santa Monica Boulevard and was struck by the vehicle as it travelled through the intersection. As a result of the collision, the pedestrian succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle failed to stop for the collision and continued southbound on Lincoln Boulevard and out of sight.
Investigators from Santa Monica Police Department’s Major Accident Response Team (MART) responded and assumed the investigation, which is ongoing at this time. The suspect vehicle is described as a 2009-2011 Toyota Camry, 4-door, magnetic gray metallic in color (charcoal gray).
|The vehicle, similar to the vehicle pictured here, is believed to have damage to the right front headlight assembly, hood, and will be missing a right-side mirror. There is no information on the driver at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Chris Dawson at (310) 458-8954 or Sergeant Jeff Wiles at (310) 458-8950 or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495.
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