An accident in Hollywood resulted in the death of a pedestrian on Oct. 25. The pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Normandie Avenue at about 2 a.m. A speeding silver car hit a pedestrian who had been crossing Santa Monica Boulevard in a crosswalk, according to witnesses. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital and underwent surgery for severe injuries. However, the pedestrian did not survive.
Witnesses also reported that the driver was not using headlights and did not see the pedestrian, causing the pedestrian to be hit hard. The driver reportedly attempted to flee by continuing down Santa Monica Boulevard, but he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a parked a car. He then vacated the vehicle and fled on foot, heading south on Edgemont. That was when several witnesses searched for the driver; one went down the street on foot with a car following behind him with its high beams on. They found him and returned to the scene of the accident.