Pedestrian Hospitalized After Collision With SUV Carrying L.A. Mayor

A police SUV in which Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was traveling collided with a pedestrian on Tuesday, according a statement from the mayor’s office.

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Investigators remained on the scene where a pedestrian collided with an SUV carrying Mayor Eric Garcetti on Jan. 14, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The collision occurred at 12:20 p.m. in downtown L.A. at Second and Spring streets (map) as the vehicle was heading eastbound.

The woman walked out from between two vehicles and was not in the crosswalk when she collided with the mayor’s black SUV, which is part of his regular security detail, according to Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Andy Neiman.

“She actually struck the vehicle … She walked into the side of the vehicle,” Neiman said.

No wrongdoing was suspected on the part of the mayor’s driver, police said.

Garcetti was on the phone and “did not witness the incident,” the statement from the mayor’s office said.

The mayor was interviewed by Los Angeles Police Department investigators, according to the statement.

The pedestrian was taken to a hospital by responding Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters.

“I’m very concerned about her and wish her a speedy recovery. I look forward to speaking with her soon,” Garcetti said in the statement.

The victim, identified only as a 59-year-old woman, was in good condition, according to LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith.

KTLA’s Kimberly Cheng contributed to this article.


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