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Monday, August 6, 2012

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Two Pedestrians Hit Only One Survives NR12076kr

Los Angeles:   Two pedestrians were struck by a car as they were crossing a busy street outside of a crosswalk.  One of them died.

On Sunday, August 5, 2012, around 8:35 p.m., a 2012 Lexus RX350 traveling south on White Oak Avenue hit two pedestrians walking south of Vanowen Street, outside of a designated crossing area.

Both victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries.  One victim was treated and released with minor injuries, but the other, 63-year-old Nagat Farag of Los Angeles died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Detectives, Officer Fuentes at (818) 644-8022.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.