FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 3, 2017
Contact: Saul Rodriguez, Lieutenant
Today at approximately 6:09 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 18th
Street and Santa Monica Blvd. 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 running northbound in the crosswalk at 18th Street
and Santa Monica Blvd. The vehicle was
travelling eastbound along Santa Monica Blvd and struck the pedestrian. The driver of the vehicle is cooperating
with the investigation and there have been no indications the driver was
Unfortunately, the pedestrian
succumbed to her injuries at a local hospital shortly after arriving.
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.