2-Year-Old Girl Killed in Alhambra Pedestrian Accident on Larch Street

Alhambra Pedestrian Accident
Alhambra, CA: Toddler Hit, Killed by Vehicle on Larch Street

Alhambra, California (August 18, 2021) – A 2-year-old girl was hit and killed by a vehicle Wednesday morning in a driveway of a condominium complex in Alhambra, according to the Alhambra Police Department.

The accident was reported at around 10:38 a.m. in the 2200 block of Larch Street.

Police said the girl was struck by a vehicle that was in the driveway of the Alhambra condominium complex.

Deadly Pedestrian Accident in Alhambra

Emergency personnel responded to the scene and found the girl suffering from major injuries.

The child was treated at the scene before being taken to a local trauma center, where she later succumbed to her injuries. Her name has not been disclosed.

The parents of the child were in the immediate area at the time happened. The driver involved stopped at the scene and cooperated with the authorities.

No other details regarding the crash were immediately provided.

The accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the crash is urged to call the Alhambra Police Department at 626-308-4817.

Notable Pedestrian Accident Statistics According to the California Office of Traffic Safety:

  • 893 pedestrians were killed, and more than 14,000 were injured on California roadways in 2018.
  • California’s pedestrian fatality is almost 25% higher than the national average.
  • California is among the leading states in pedestrian deaths.

Safety Tips for Pedestrians

  • Make yourself visible to other road users by wearing bright colored clothes, reflector jackets, or using a flashlight when walking at night.
  • Avoid distractions such as using your phone while on the streets.
  • Cross streets on marked crosswalks and obey traffic lights.
  • Always pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Be predictable by observing all traffic rules and obeying signs and signals.

Safety Tips for Drivers

  • Look out for pedestrians, particularly in hard-to-see conditions, for example, at night and in bad weather.
  • Yield and be ready to stop whenever a pedestrian has the right-of-way.
  • Be cautious when parking or backing up – pedestrians can move across your path.
  • Observe all traffic rules.