1 Killed in Los Angeles Pedestrian Crash on Harbor (110) Freeway near West Third Street
Los Angeles, California (September 7, 2021) – A pedestrian was struck and killed by at least one vehicle Tuesday morning on a connector road in Los Angeles, as per a local news source.
The incident happened at about 5:16 a.m. on the northbound Harbor (110) Freeway connector near West Third Street.
The pedestrian was reportedly hit by a white bobtail truck.
The truck driver told authorities that a male pedestrian ran from the right shoulder to the center divider wall when the accident happened.
According to a witness, the pedestrian was struck by another vehicle and thrown at the truck.
Authorities had not yet established the manner of the crash at the time of the report.
The accident left the connector road closed at Third Street for an unknown period.
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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