A woman was killed while walking out onto the road in a crowded intersection Monday evening in Huntington Beach, and investigators believe it may have been a suicide.
According to Huntington Beach Police, the collision took place at 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Warner Avenue and Sims Lane as a woman stepped out in front of a small SUV in coming lanes.
Paramedics were called to the scene and attempted to save the woman’s life, but she was eventually pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are unsure why the woman stepped out into traffic, and some are suggesting that the accident may have been a suicide. Investigators were on the scene for several hours to search for answers.
The driver of the small SUV remained on the scene to speak with police, and at this time no arrests have been made. The accident does not appear to be caused by any dangerous driving maneuvers.
Authorities have not yet released the identity of the woman killed, as they are working to locate and notify her next of kin.
The westbound lanes of Warner Avenue were closed down for several hours as crews cleaned up the scene and searched for any more information on what led to the crash.
As a driver, it is difficult to prepare for situations like this. Sometimes an incident presents itself that is outside of your control and the outcome is an accident; in this case a fatal one. Even the safest driver on the road is susceptible to an accident like this.
The only thing you can do is always remain focused on the task of driving, keeping a keen eye out for what could be ahead. Avoid the cell phone and anything else that might pull your eyes off the road, as obstacles (or pedestrians) can suddenly appear in front of your vehicle with no warning whatsoever.
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