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News Release

Thursday, December 14, 2006

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Two Pedestrians Struck, One Killed

Los Angeles: A pedestrian died and three other people suffered minor injuries in a violent collision in a West Los Angeles intersection.

The accident occurred on December 13, 2006, at about 2:00 PM, involving a Ford pickup truck and a Chrysler sedan, on Santa Monica Boulevard at Cotner Avenue. The Chrysler was travelling westbound on Santa Monica Boulevard when it crashed with the Ford, which was northbound on Cotner Avenue. The Ford lost control and plowed into two pedestrians who were standing on the southwest corner.

One of the pedestrians, Brett Broderick, 40, of South Pasadena, received massive trauma and died at the scene. The other pedestrian, Alicia Sproul, 48, of Los Angeles, was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the Chrysler, a 72-year-old man, and the 29-year-old man who was driving the Ford, were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries.

Both drivers claimed they entered the intersection legally. Several witnesses saw the collision and provided statements to the investigators at the scene. At this time, no one has been arrested or charged with a crime.

Anyone with information regarding the accident is requested to contact West Traffic Detectives at 213-473-0222. On weekends or during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).