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Thursday, August 31, 2000

Media Relations

Red Light Violation Results in Fatal Traffic Collision

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Thursday, August 31, 2000



"Red Light Violation Results in Fatal Traffic Collision"

Southwest - On August 30, 2000 at approximately 12:30 p.m., a two vehicle traffic collision occurred in the intersection of Figueroa Street and Exposition Boulevard.

An uninvolved pedestrian witness observed a white Cadillac proceeding southbound on Figueroa Street through a red light at the intersection. The witness also observed a black Nissan Pathfinder Sport Utility Vehicle eastbound on Exposition Boulevard proceed through a green light and collide with the Cadillac. The collision resulted in fatal injuries to a female passenger who was seated in the right rear of the Cadillac, as well as serious injuries, to a male passenger who was seated in the right front seat. The passengers in the Cadillac were an elderly couple whose ages were estimated to be approximately 80 years of age. The drivers of both vehicles are in good condition. There was no evidence of intoxication in this incident by any of the parties and no arrests were made. The investigation is on going at this time and the case will be presented to the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office for misdemeanor criminal filing consideration.

The driver of the Sport Utility Vehicle was a 31-year-old female. The names of the occupants of the Cadillac are not being released pending notification of next of kin.

Any additional witnesses who may have seen this incident or have any additional information are asked to contact Detective Sherman at 323-290-6063 during business hours, or contact South Traffic Division Collision Investigation Office after hours at 213-485-7336.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, media Relations Section 213-485-3586.




For Release 3:30 pm PDT
August 31, 2000



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