FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16, 2017
Contact: Saul Rodriguez, Lieutenant
Today at approximately 6:15 a.m.,
the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) responded to a radio call for service
regarding a traffic collision involving a pedestrian at the intersection of
Lincoln Blvd and Hill Street. Upon
arrival, officers discovered a pedestrian in the roadway with significant
injuries. The involved vehicle along
with the driver were on scene when officers arrived. Santa Monica Fire
Department Paramedics responded and treated the pedestrian at the scene. The pedestrian was transported to a local
hospital for treatment to her injuries.
The driver of the vehicle was not injured.
SMPD's Major Accident Response
Team responded to the collision to conduct an investigation. A preliminary
investigation revealed the pedestrian was walking in the crosswalk at Lincoln
Blvd and Hill Street. The vehicle was travelling
northbound along Lincoln Blvd and struck the pedestrian. The driver of the vehicle is cooperating with
the investigation and there have been no preliminary indications the driver was
Unfortunately, the pedestrian
succumbed to her injuries at a local hospital in the late morning.
The investigation is ongoing and
investigators are interested in speaking with anyone who was in the area near
the time of the collision. Anyone with
additional information is asked to contact Investigator Jason Olson at (310)
458-8954, Sergeant Joseph Cortez at (310) 458-8713 or the Santa Monica Police
Department at (310) 458-8495.