A pedestrian is fighting for survival after being struck by a car while attempting to cross the street early Wednesday morning in Los Angeles.
The accident was reported just before 2 a.m. in the 1700 block of South Fairfax Boulevard between Venice and Pico streets, where a man, described as a 48-year-old Los Angeles resident, tried to make his way across the street.
Instead of making it safely to the other side of the road, he was violently hit by a car in the northbound lanes. The impact was so strong that it sent the man into the air, crashing down onto the hood and windscreen of the car.
Emergency personnel responded to the scene to find the pedestrian laying lifelessly in the street with no sign of the vehicle responsible. The man was immediately taken to Cedar Sinai Medical Center, and was scheduled for emergency surgery later in the morning.
The man suffered serious head trauma, and is also in danger of losing his right foot as a result of the damage sustained in the collision.
At this time there is no information about the vehicle that hit the man, nor the driver behind the wheel. The Los Angeles Police Department is asking the public to be on the lookout for a vehicle with obvious damage to the front end and windscreen, as well as a missing side mirror, which was broken off in the collision and left at the scene.
Anyone who may have witnessed the accident or has any information that may help with the investigation is being encouraged to call the LAPD’s West Traffic Division as soon as possible.
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