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Wednesday, April 7, 1999

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Fatal Traffic Collision in Northeast Division

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Wednesday, April 7, 1999

Fatal Traffic Collision in Northeast Division

On Monday, April 5, 1999, at approximately 10:30 P.M. a fatal traffic collision occurred at Figueroa Street and Avenue 50 in the City of Los Angeles. Police Officers assigned to Northeast Division were enroute to a call as they traveled northbound Figueroa Street. As the officers approached Avenue 50 they lost control of their vehicle and ran off the roadway colliding with a pedestrian as he walked southbound on the west sidewalk. The police vehicle continued in a westbound direction where it collided with the building on the northeast corner of Avenue 50 and Figueroa Street. The pedestrian a 65 year old male Hispanic was transported to USCMC Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Both officers were transported to an area hospital where they were treated for minor injuries and released.

The name of the victim has not been released, pending the notification of his family.

For further information please contact Detective Kaden or Officer Leuschner, Central Traffic Division at 213-485-3111 (day watch hours) or Central Traffic Division's Watch Commander at 213-485-3122.



For Release 9:30 a.m. PDT
April 7, 1999