Pedestrian Struck, Killed Moments After Being Released From Hospital in Van Nuys

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A pedestrian who was struck and killed outside a hospital in Van Nuys Tuesday morning had just been released from the facility after receiving treatment, police said.

Police investigate a fatal crash involving a pedestrian in Van Nuys on Nov. 8, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Police investigate a fatal crash involving a pedestrian in Van Nuys on Nov. 8, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

The crash was reported about 2 a.m. on Vanowen Street, just east of Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Rich Brunson said.

The vehicle was traveling westbound when the driver hit the pedestrian, Brunson said.

The unidentified victim, who had just been released from Valley Presbyterian Hospital, was pronounced dead at the scene, Brunson said.

The driver stayed at the scene following the crash and was cooperating with investigators, Brunson said.