Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Fatal Auto/Pedestrian Collision

At about 11:41 AM, October 8, 2008, Officers responded to the intersection of Duarte Road and Golden West Avenue in West Arcadia on report of a pedestrian involved collision. On arrival, Officers located an injured male victim in the roadway and the driver of the striking vehicle at the scene. AFD Paramedics arrived and rendered first aid to the victim who was transported to a local hospital. The pedestrian succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later.

The pedestrian was apparently struck in the crosswalk by a vehicle making a left turn at the intersection. The male victim was an 83 year old resident of Arcadia and the driver is an 88 year old male resident of San Gabriel. The driver was interviewed and not arrested or issued a citation at the time. The investigation is continuing.

The photo above shows Officers conducting a portion of the investigation at the scene. Duarte Road, east of Golden West was shut down to thru traffic for about two hours.

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