Video captured the moment a school crossing guard was thrown into the air after a vehicle jumped the curb and smashed into him in Lakewood. On Dec. 1, Eduardo Villalpando, 38, has just walked a group of children across the street when suddenly, a speeding driver slammed into him.
As Villalpando was standing on the corner of Centralia and Pioneer Streets, a speeding Dodge Challenger slammed into a Honda Pilot SUV that was turning left at the intersection. The violent impact sent the Challenger barrelling into the street corner, through a cement shopping sign and directly into Villalpando who was propelled into the air by the nose of the vehicle.
Villalpando’s left leg was severed and his right leg was severely injured. Although he survived the violent collision, he faces a long journey to recovery ahead.
KTLA's John Fenoglio reports on Dec. 9, 2023.