A Cerritos resident was identified Saturday as the woman killed after being struck by an SUV while sitting outside of Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour.
Marisa Malin, 73, was seated on a bench outside of the Buena Park restaurant on Friday when a vehicle slammed into her, according to the Orange County coroner’s office.
Witnesses frantically tried to assist Malin, who was pinned between the car and gate outside of the restaurant, officials told KTLA at the time.
“It looked like she was unconscious and she was bleeding from her mouth,” witness Jon Peltier said.
Malin was pronounced dead at UCI Medical Center shortly after the incident, the coroner’s press release stated.
The SUV struck multiple other people, and at least five others were hospitalized with injuries ranging from minor to moderate.
An elderly man leaving the restaurant was driving the vehicle, officials said.
“It looks like an unfortunate incident… perhaps someone who hit the accelerator instead of the brake,” Officer Bill Kohanek with the Buena Park Police Department said.
An investigation was underway.