Leimert Park Accident at Crenshaw Boulevard and 39th Street Kills Gwendolyn Pointer

Leimert Park Accident
Gwendolyn Pointer Killed in Leimert Park Hit-And-Run Crash at Crenshaw Boulevard and 39th Street, Suspect Surrenders

Leimert Park, California (August 9, 2021) – 60-year-old Gwendolyn Pointer, of Baldwin Hills, has been identified as the woman who died after being struck by a vehicle at an intersection in Leimert Park Monday morning, according to a report by the Los Angeles Police Department.

The deadly hit-and-run pedestrian crash happened at approximately 3:00 a.m. at 39th Street and Crenshaw Boulevard.

Gwendolyn was reportedly struck by a vehicle whose driver fled the scene without rendering aid to her.

Gwendolyn Pointer Fatal Leimert Park Crash

Sadly, Gwendolyn Pointer was pronounced dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, a possible suspect later surrendered to authorities

Limited details about this accident were released at the report time.

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.

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